Chag Sukkos

Sukkot (Leviticus 22:26-23:44)

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(3) Vasile CATRANJI, October 4, 2012 5:51 PM

This is the way a man becomes accomplished!

This is the way a man becomes accomplished! How simple is the way when we have a proper teacher and we have will.

(2) Anonymous, October 12, 2011 11:54 AM

Spiritually elevating

A spiritually elevating article. I'm infused with energy and joy; thank you!

(1) Anonymous, October 11, 2011 7:33 AM

Smile for the camera

Oh my goodness! I had the privilege of taking all 48 Ways from Rav Noach himself. When he spoke of happiness, he inspired happiness, because he looked happy, and everyone wanted the happiness he clearly had. The Rabbi in this video, as intelligent as he may be, talks about simcha, joy, happiness and exuding the right energy, while failing to crack the slightest hint of a smile. I watched every second of this video for any hint of any happiness and did not find it. If he is happy about anything, I sure can't tell. All I see is one big scrunch of intensity between the eye-brows. On one of Rav Noach's tapes, he talks about the Rabbi who says to Jon, "I'll prove to you there is a G-d." The Rabbi sets out on an intense, argumentative, intellectually brilliant and highly confrontational presentation. Jon, sweating, cedes, "OK, OK, you are right, you proved it." Jon walks out of the classroom and says to the first person he meets, "Stay away from those Yeshiva guys. They are crazy." How can you present a video lecture on the importance of joy and happiness to an American audience without smiling? (A happy Succos to all. May your Sukka be filled with many smiles and much joy.)

Kenneth, October 11, 2011 10:30 AM

Issue of the heart

I believe that "joy"initiates in the heart of a man (species), and that it is a reflection of that heart. If there is joy within, it reflects outward, as the moon reflects the light of the sun. One would question the authentic joy of one such person as this dear rabbi, who has intelligent understanding of the principals of joy, but nothing reflecting outward. I feel sorry for him, and pray for Hashem's mercy on his family.


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