October 2, 2007

What you can only see in the Succah!

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 2:47 am

What is up is really down and what is down is really up but you can’t see this unless you leave this world and taste a bit of the world to come. The succah is just this, it is Hashem teasing us and saying, “Look, I know you have never really seen what real reward is but I am going to hide it in the holiday of Succot. While you think the holiday is only what the Sages taught you, to remember the going out of Exile and that I put you in booths, really this is a cover up.

Whether a person is rich, poor, popular, holy or impure, the Succah takes us out of this world and into a world of clear vision. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you are. You will leave the confines of your home and false sense of security and go spend these days outside in a simple hut. It is there that you will see who you really are and that all else besides the fact that, Hashem is One, simply doesn’t matter.

The only place the Avos, Avraham, Yitzchok, Yaakov, Yosef, Moshe, Aharon, Dovid would visit would be a spiritual place with no vanities of this world. They are coming into your Succah because your Succah isn’t real. It doesn’t exist. Vanity of this world doesn’t either. The only thing that exists in the World to Come is, Hashem is One. The Talmud teaches us, it is there that the Tzaddikim, Sages will point with their finger and say, This is Hashem. He is One. Now we can do that too but soon this wonderful holiday will be over and we won’t be able to see clearly anymore. That is, unless we have truly learned the lesson of Succos. Which is, the world is total vanity. You have to take yourself and live in a world that others don’t know. A world that Hashem is totally One and His Name is One.

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  1. Shkoiech

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — October 2, 2007 @ 5:53 am

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