Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Succot: Repentance generated by love


"It appears correct to me that in the days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur each person's eyes are open to examine his ways and return to Gd, each person according to his insight will be praised... and one who trembles at the word of Gd will act according to the heights of his insight to repair that which he had corrupted. This is repentance generated by awe.

"After Yom Kippur, when people become involved with succah and lulav and the four species... then this repentance is repentance generated by love."

(R' Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, Kedushat Levi for Shabbat Shuvah)

Moadim l'simchah,

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