In today’s world, in particular, sweetness and joy, are especially essential in the education of our children. The best learning opportunities occur when our children experience Yiddishkeit as something sweet and pleasurable. As we celebrate Sukkot, the holiday of joy, let us resolve to try to make this sweet happiness permeate our, and our children’s entire year.
But I see it as the ultimate sign of respect. I see it as respectful toward the vast knowledge of Torah that the rabbi represents and to his authority in deciding communal legal issues.
Chana Weisberg is the author of several books, including the best-selling Divine Whispers – Stories that Speak to the Heart and Soul and the soon-to-be released book, Tending the Garden: The Role of the Jewish Woman, Past, Present and Future. She is a columnist for www.chabad.org and she lectures worldwide on a wide array of issues. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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