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Why do we lift our heels when saying "Kadosh Kadosh Kadosh" in the Kedusha?

by Rabbi Shalom Hazan

  

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When reciting the Kedusha, we are actually mimicking the heavenly angels who recite these words every day when they praise G-d.

When reciting the Kedusha, we are mimicking the heavenly angels who recite these words every day when they praise G-d
Because when doing so, they are "elevated" to a higher spiritual level, we too lift our heels when saying these words.


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