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Why no one had a Sukkah like ours: My story

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The High Holidays, Sukkot and Simachat Torah, always remind me of my grandpa who was the founding member of 3 different synagogues in Israel during the 50’s, and working as a Chazzan (Cantor) at the synagogue I’ve attended as a child. My grandpa was an interesting special man. Always promoting the importance of doing mitzvot.

Being happy is one of the mitzvot during Sukkot, in addition to the mitzvah of dwelling in the Sukkah for seven days and nights, commemorating the time the Israelites spent in the wilderness after they were freed from slavery in Egypt, and in addition to the mitzvah of commemorating the Seven Ananey Kavod (the pillar of clouds), that were guiding the Israelites in the desert so that they could travel by day or night, and let’s not forget the mitzvah of the four species, (Arbaat haminim) the biggest mitzvah that any one can do during Sukkot, is to be joyous and happy. Sound simple. It is not.

Being Happy

Our default is being in a state of fear and worry, a lower vibration than happiness and joy. If we want to elevate ourselves from a state of fear to a state of joy, the key is by paying attention to our thoughts. Based on a human brain research, we have more than 6,000 of them each day!!!

What you think influence the way you feel. During Sukkot we’re obligated and commanded by the Torah to elevate ourselves into a state of Joy “Ve’Samachta Bechagecha, Vehayita Ach Sameach” “And you shall rejoice in your Festival, and you will be only happy” (Deuteronomy 16:14, 15)

My Personal Sukkah Story

The High Holidays continue with the festive holidays of Sukkot........

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