My son Yehoshua and his family are currently living in Jerusalem. He arrived mid-summer and when he would drive outside of Jerusalem proper he could not help but notice that the fields were fallow. There was no growth, no vegetation, and no action in the fields, because the Jewish farmers were observing the Torah’s Mitzvah …
Category: Succos Message
Who is Watching!
- By Dovid Saks in 5783, Succos Message
- By Dovid Saks in 5781, Succos Message
One can never know how far reaching a simple deed can go. But every once in a while an unexpected ‘feedback’ makes you realize the power every action holds. An example: For the past many years we sponsor a breakfast in the Shul Succah on the first day of Chol Hamoed Succos, as a merit …
A Big Deal!
- By Dovid Saks in 5780, Succos Message
The Talmud relates that there is a Heavenly judgment on the world four times during the year: On Pesach, the world is judged on how much grain it would produce. An indication to this is that the Torah mandates that we bring an offering of newly harvested barley on Pesach. On the Holiday of Shavuos …
A Beautiful Fruit!
- By Dovid Saks in 5779, Succos Message
The Holiday of Succos, almost immediately following the days of awe, is a joyous time. We feel a sense of confidence and relief now that we have been cleansed and forgiven for our sins. To express this feeling of joy, the Torah commands us to take the four species, an Esrog (citron), Lulav (palm branch), …
Succos 5771…Torn Between
- By admin in 5771, Succos Message
Succos 5771…Torn Between Jack found himself stranded in traffic on the eve of the Succos holiday and realized that he would not make it to his planned destination before the holiday began. His saving grace was that he had friends nearby who could possibly host him for the holiday. He called one of his friends …
Succos 5772 Message and Tribute
- By admin in 5772, Succos Message
Succos 5772 Message and Tribute When the Torah commands us to take and wave the four special species on the Holiday of Succos, the Torah states, “You shall take on the first day, a beautiful fruit – Esrog etc.” The Talmud wonders, why does the Torah refer to the beginning of Succos as the first …
Succos 5773 – Invisible Visitors
- By admin in 5773, Succos Message
(Torah Portion Ha’Azinu) Invisible Visitors Less than a week after experiencing a spiritually inspiring and uplifting Yom Kippur, we celebrate the Holiday of Succos. Our joyful spirit on Succos indicates the confidence we have that we were atoned for and inscribed in the Book of Life. In this week’s portion, the Torah describes many ways …
Succos 5774 Joyful, Upbeat and Inspiring
- By admin in 5774, Succos Message
Succos 5774 Joyful, Upbeat and Inspiring The Holiday of Succos is saturated with Mitzvos. Standing foremost are the Mitzvah of taking and waving the four species – the Lulav, Esrog, Hadassim and Aravos, and the Mitzvah of dwelling in a Succah. There is an entire tractate of the Talmud – our Oral Law – dedicated …
Succos 5775 – Finding Joy
- By admin in 5775, Succos Message
Finding Joy! Everyone hopes for happiness in their lives, and everyone seeks to find happiness in their unique and distinct way. King David in Psalms tells us, “Serve G-d with Simcha – gladness, come before Him with joyous song.” We see that happiness is a key element and ingredient in serving G-d. How can this …
- By admin in 5776, Succos Message
The Holiday of Succos is celebrated by dwelling in a Succah – a booth constructed of four walls with a roof of natural materials, such as detached branches, leaves and bamboo. We are only protected with this simple covering in order that we reflect for an entire week that just as G-d protected our ancestors while …
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