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On this Shabbat HaGadol, the Haftarah, drawn from the final book of the prophets, Malachi describes that despite the darkness of the exile with its rampant assimilation and intermarriage, a light will emerge, and on that Yom Gadol V’norah, on that great and awesome day, when Elijah comes, there will be widespread teshuva, a return to Judaism. in fact, the Maharal , the Rabbi of Prague during the 1500s describes allegorically the three stages of night and the darkness of the exile until a glimmer of light emerges at the very end. To learn more, read this enlightening analysis this enlightening analysis entitled “Behold, I am Sending You Elijah the Prophet” from Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald’s Torah message for Tzav 5780-2020 Out of respect for Shabbat, please consider printing it on Friday afternoon if you plan to read it on Shabbat.