February 25, 2009

Real Simcha & Adar Joy

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 1:33 am

This month of Adar is considered the joyus month for Jews. We have the holiday of purim and we all just try lift ourselves from despair. Rebbe Nachman says that real joy is knowing our Kedusha having been given the Torah. This is a joy that cannot be touched. But we see from this holiday of purim that being joyus alone is meaningless unless there are others to share it with. I mean, who wants to celebrate purim alone? Therefore, if we want to have a truly joyus holiday and a truly meaningful life, we must give joy to others. A real person simply cannot have joy alone. He understands that there is no such thing! Life has no meaning when you cannot give happiness to others. So when the Torah tells us to increase our joy this month, it means that we should increase our giving to others.

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.