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SUKKOT-Shemini Atzeret-Simchat Torah 5777
Vol. 13 No.3, 14 - 24 Tishrei 5777 / October 16 - 25, 2016
A note from the staff of Kabbalah Online in Tzefat
Special SUKKOT-Simchat Torah issue.
[Next issue will be on Oct. 26 for Shabbat Bereshit.]
All 7 articles offer interesting mystical insights for the Festival. Enjoy! After all, this festival provides the definition for how to have a Jewish good time.
(The last two are for the latter holidays of Shermini Atzeret and Simchat Torah respectively.)
Moshiach will soon arrive on a cloud from Heaven,
So have a healthy, inspirational 57-77

"Out with the old year and its curses!
In with the new year and its blessings!"
 Holiday of Sukkot
An All-Encompassing Mitzvah

Dwelling—i.e. remaining in one place—is the essence of the mitzvah of sukkah.
The Fruit of Desire

The Etrog, like Shemini Azteret, rectifies the eating of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.
Welcoming Guests of the Sukkah

The Kabbalists of the Zohar took great pleasure in receiving Sukkah guests.
Festive Elements

The Sukkot water libations quench the thirst caused by judgment.
The Infinite and Unlimited Soul

The lulav represents Torah study, the pillar of our connection to the Divine.
 Shemini Atzeret-Simchat Torah
The Eighth Day is Ours

The sukkah represents our temporary dwelling here in This World
 Mystic Story
Don’t Mix!

The joy of serving G‑d during a tragedy is no match for the joy of the holidays.
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