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Sivan Rahav-Meir / The Daily Portion / A week of liberation

By Sivan Rahav-Meir/Translation by Yehoshua Siskin

Posted on 09/20/21

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Tonight it happens. We enter the sukkah. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz once wrote about this moment as follows:

"In a life that is too settled and fixed, there is a danger of becoming complacent with an exaggerated sense of security. People and nations that feel too self-satisfied in their present situation can actually be on the edge of an abyss. The Sukkah jolts us out of our comfortable existence, takes us out of our well-built homes and instills within us a feeling of transience. The Sukkah liberates us from dangerous feelings of ‘I deserve this’ or 'this belongs to me.' This new awareness sharpens our senses and immunizes us against forgetting what truly matters in life. Instead of predictability, there is flexibility. Instead of feeling burdened, there is a lightness of being. This is the liberating feeling and the joy with which we enter the sukkah for an entire week."

Chag sameach!