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Sukkot: (lit. “booths”); festival of seven days (eight in the Diaspora) beginning on 15 Tishrei, taking its name from the temporary dwelling (sukkah) in which one lives during this period; this festival is marked for its special joy (“zeman simchateinu”—“time of our rejoicing”) and by the mitzvah of the four species
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For the Haftarah of the First Day of Sukkot, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
The greats of past generations served G-d through intellect, but it is we who will bring Moshiach through our unquestioning faith.
For the Haftarah of Shabbat Chol Hamoed Sukkot, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
We will reap the benefits of our toil in this dark exile and we will be forever together with G-d.
For the Second day of Sukkot (in the Diaspora) From the Teachings of the Rebbe
That is our mission, to make this finite world into a home for G‑d, who is infinite.
Why do vacillation and hardship fuel growth? How can contradictory ideas embody a singular truth? Why does a simple physical deed elevate us to levels of holiness and G‑dliness?
Sukkot is the festival that celebrates Jewish unity. Unity is the underlying theme of the festival’s three precepts: joy, the taking of the Four Kinds, and dwelling in the sukkah.
G-dliness is present not merely in the synagogue or in the house of study, but in every dimension and corner of our lives. This concept is made tangible by the mitzvah of dwelling in a sukkah..
Dwelling in the sukkah for seven days is a beautiful and inspiring experience; however, one would hardly describe it as “easy.” Yet this is the mitzvah singled out by the Talmud as G-d’s “easy mitzvah”!
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