A Cloud of Awe and Joy PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 October 2006 22:27

A brief review of the concept of unity draws a comparison between the journey of the Jews prior to Matan Torah (the Giving of the Torah) and being in the sukkah. The class then shifts focus to joy. Rambam's laws of Succos state that serving Hashem with joy is an "avoda gadola" (a great service). To spend our lives serving Hashem in face of tremendous difficulty requires joy. Joy is an energy we create with humility and trust. Joy is motivating but it must be accompanied by personal growth and struggle which is represented by the lulav. 33.52 min.