Why is the name of Yom Tov in the plural form ? Succos instead of Succah?
Why do we shake the Four Species in all six directions?
Were the Jewish people allowed to wear shoes in the Clouds of Glory?
What are the six items that set Shemini Atzeres apart as a separate Yom Tov?
Why is Simchas Torah celebrated when we finish the Torah - instead of on Shevuos, when we received the Torah?
Yom Kippur has passed. Now that we are spiritually pure and wiped clean from sin, we are finally ready to sit in the succah ? the house of Hashem.
Succos is the time when we leave our own homes to enter a spiritual dwelling. It is the clouds of glory which we commemorate by dwelling in the succah ? and it is our responsibility to relate this miracle to our children. In turn, the holiness of the succah will continue to inspire us throughout the year.
Yet the planning for Succos - so soon after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur ? tends to be solely practical in nature, with little time spent on introspection and spiritual preparation. How can we fully optimize every moment of this glorious Yom Tov, the z'man simchaseinu when our ancestors, the holy ushpezin, come to share in our joy?
This book is the solution. From the importance of the Four Species to the seriousness of Hoshanah Rabba and the deeper meaning of the dancing on Simchas Torah, this anthology presents the spiritual gems of the Sages in a format that is both engaging and inspiring. Here you will find the insight that will bring a new depth of meaning to your Yom Tov.
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