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Kabbalistic Secrets of Sukkot

Exploring the inner depth of the Talmudic tale about a King and his cup of wine.

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(3) Joshua, October 9, 2017 7:38 PM

I'm also confused by this

We had beautiful weather for Y.T. Shabbos (a little hot and humid, but who's complaining?) Yesterday and today it's pouring buckets. Hashem doesn't want us in the Succah. Is the Rav explaining that by Kabbalah what's really happening is that Hashem is filling our cup with water to dilute our judgement that it not be harsh? That Hashem is protecting us from din? Or, rather, that it's a message we need to be careful between now and final judgement on H'R" because the din was strong? Dampen our celebration and continue davening for rachmanos? I'm not sure what to make of this. Shmuel G's explanation makes sense to me - scary as it is.

(2) Anonymous, October 9, 2017 2:49 AM

I always thought so but now I heard this explanation I believe this is the correct explanation. The love Hashem has for his children is to confuse the judgment and deliver them the Mercy as He does at Rosh Hashanah by commandment of blowing the Shofar.

(1) Shmuel G., October 16, 2016 5:41 AM

I'm confused by this.

Just a few notes; I believe that the source is Talmud Sukkah 29a and not 29b. The Mishna is 2:9.
In addition, it seems to reason that when Hashem brings rain (unusual rain), it is NOT a good sign. It is as though he pouring the water (the diluting agent) in our face, i.e. meaning: He does NOT want to soften the judgment, or give us opportunities to earn Divine mercy. Is this not what the G'ra meant? Is this not accurate?

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