For Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah
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In a certain way, Moshe Rabbeinu's declaration to the Desert Generation that there will be a time when God will hide His Presence in a similar way. That generation only knew of a reality where God's Presence was obvious but, perhaps, it was important for them to know, just as we should know the opposite, of a time when God's Presence is hidden. Similarly, just as it is most difficult for us to fully comprehend a reality in which God's Presence is obvious, it may have been just as difficult for that generation to comprehend the opposite.