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October 9, 2015 / 26 Tishri, 5776
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Absolute Joy

There is a special mitzvah on Sukkot to be “ach samaoch.” Only joyous.
Tzvi Fishman

Tzvi Fishman.

There is a special mitzvah on Sukkot to be ach samaoch.” Only joyous. It is a happiness not dependent on anything external, beyond definition and words. Just to be absolutely joyous in one’s love and worship of G-d. Rabbi Kook describes the sukkah as a whirlpool of joyous energy which is constantly changing each second, reaching ever-higher levels of joy and attachment to G-d.

Chag samaoch!




About the Author: Tzvi Fishman was awarded the Israel Ministry of Education Prize for Creativity and Jewish Culture for his novel "Tevye in the Promised Land." A wide selection of his books are available at Amazon.

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One Response to “Absolute Joy”

  1. Yehuda Cohen says:

    On that last picture, I recognize that popping blood vessel on your forehead is a result of you doing a Valsalva manouevre (exhaling against a closed glottis/airway) which is used by most divers to equalize their ears, it happens when one is blowing up a balloon, playing the Shofar, making feces pass with force and from breaking wind aka in Hebrew as Mahfleetzah. I am sure we’re all happy that the succah is outside of the house and not inside. All said with in fun and joy. Hug Sameach!

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Tzvi Fishman, author of the Jewish Press blog Felafel on Rye and author of more than a dozen books.
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