Monday, October 5, 2009

Arba Minim and the Beauty of those who follow the Torah


"You are pursuers of righteousness. You rise early to attend synagogues and study halls, you examine the sick and bury the dead and gladden grooms and perform generous acts for the poor and indigent.

"You exhaust yourselves with mitzvot and spend your wealth to purchase a Lulav and create a succah even though they are only used for seven days and then they are thrown out. You do not stint on this expenditure in order to fulfill mitzvot, and you take pains to fulfill them, such as in eating matzah all seven days and in sleeping in the succah in the frost at night and in the heat of the day, and performing many similarly demanding mitzvot."

(R' Yaakov Skili, Torat haMinchah, Parshat Chayyei Sarah)

Moadim l'simchah,

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