eMussar – The Wisdom of Personal Growth
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Special Succus Issue!
THE FESTIVALOF SUKKOS
The Festival of Sukkos celebrates the “Time of Our Rejoicing.” This rejoicing refers to the forty years that we dwelt in the desert surrounded – and protected – by the “Clouds of Glory.”
Through these “Clouds of Glory,” HaShem illuminated His light and holiness upon the People of Israel. HaShem dwelt among His nation and His splendorous Presence filled every soul with the highest spiritual delight, i.e., “The Time of Our Rejoicing.”
Each year, during the Festival of Sukkos, HaShem reveals the same holy illumination that shone upon us through the “Clouds of Glory.” As we sit in our Sukkah, the schach (the Sukkah covering,) recreates the Clouds of Glory. The Presence of HaShem dwells amongst us, just as he dwelt amongst the People of Israel in the desert.
May we rejoice in the splendor of HaShem that illuminates upon us in our Sukkah, just as we rejoiced in His presence that emanated from the “Clouds of Glory” when we dwelt in the desert!
[Based on Derech HaShem of the Ramchal]
TODAY: When you sit in the Sukkah rejoice – knowing that HaShem is shining His light upon your soul.
Chag Sameach to all our eMussar subscribers.
By Rabbi Zvi Miller.
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