Nice Sukkot Dvar Torah

Sitting in the sukkah, we learn that life is essentially simple and joyous. We learn that we do not need the external structures that we build in our lives to protect us from the experience of our vulnerability . They only separate us from our true selves, from other people and from God.
Sitting in the sukkah is full body experience. You eat, drink, sleep, sit in the sukkah.  People can talk about God's loving protection, but when we are actually in the sukkah we feel it almost magically. It teaches us that we are children of God and the world is God's house.  In the sukkah, I can be real, I can be totally myself and I can allow others to be fully themselves as well.

From the Beit Miriam Yahoo Group.



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