Thursday, October 1, 2009

Inviting in the Ushpizin


"one must rejoice each day with a shining countenance with these guests who dwell with him.

"And Rabbi Abba said: Initially it is written, 'You shall sit in succot seven days,' and then, 'they shall sit in succot.' In the beginning you shall sit and then they shall sit? Rather, first is for guests [the ushpizin] and then second for people of this world, as when Rav Hemnuna the Elder entered the succah: He rejoiced and stood at the entrance to the succah, outside, and said, 'Let us invite the guests!'"

(Zohar to Emor 103b-104a)

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