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Chabad philosophy teaches that the sukkah—which represents the clouds of glory that sheltered the Jewish people in the desert—is also the revelation of the incense cloud that blanketed the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur. On Sukkos it is revealed for all to see, even non-Jewish passersby.
Sukkot, Sukkah, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Let the World Know
Disc 106, Program 422

Event Date: 18 Tishrei 5741 - September 28, 1980

Chabad philosophy teaches that the sukkah—which represents the clouds of glory that sheltered the Jewish people in the desert—is also the revelation of the incense cloud that blanketed the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur. On Sukkos it is revealed for all to see, even non- Jewish passersby.

The sukkah is a testament to G‑d’s protection over the Jewish people. “For seven days you shall dwell in the sukkah . . . so that all your generations shall know that I sheltered the children of Israel”—it not only instills a peripheral, simple faith, but an internalized knowledge of G‑d which inspires one to live in accordance with His will. The sukkah surrounds and encompasses the person from head to toe, blanketing him in G‑d’s mitzvah.

Like the clouds of glory, the sukkah ultimately brings the nations of the world to respect the Jewish people and to recognize that this world has one true Master, G‑d Almighty. Thus, the coronation of G‑d which the Jewish people initiated on Rosh Hashanah also reaches its apex on Sukkos, as all the nations of the world recognize G‑d’s dominion.

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