Sukkos 5784: The Deeper Meaning of the Simcha of Sukkos

Sukkos 5784: The Deeper Meaning of the Simcha of Sukkos

We see in the gemara Rosh Hashanah (16a) that on the chag of Sukkos we are judged regarding water. It says: On Chag we are judged on water. Now, lechorah on Rosh
Hashanah, a person was already judged regarding all his personal matters and all of it was sealed on Yom Kippur. So what is the idea of being judged on water on Chag?

Sukkos 5783 – The Practical Guide and Deeper Insights to Chag HaSukkos

Sukkos 5783 – The Practical Guide and Deeper Insights to Chag HaSukkos

Sukkos is called zman simchaseinu. The simchah of Sukkos is a dual simchah because Sukkos has a dual role. Number one, Sukkos is the end of the Yamim Hanora’im, the end of the Days of Awe that began with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Sukkos is the conclusion of those days, culminating with Hoshanah Rabbah which is called the גמר חתימת הדין. Number two…