Sukkos: A Symphony of Joy
Of all the festivals of the Torah, Sukkos is arguably the most elusive.
On the one hand, we refer to it as “zman simchaseinu,” the quintessential time of celebration. Yet on the other hand, it is not clear what exactly we are celebrating.
The mitzvos of the festival are likewise enigmatic.
- What lies behind the mitzvos of sukkah and the four species, with all their specifications and details?
- What is the reason for the special water libation in the Beis Hamikdash, and why was it accompanied by such great festivity?
- Where do Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah fit in with all of this?
- And what about Hoshanos, Koheles, Ushpizin, and Hoshana Rabbah?
Drawing on a broad range of classical sources from across the generations, this book provides the reader with new and profound insight into all the above elements, as well as how they come together to form the “symphony of Sukkos.”