Friday, October 21, 2016

Sabbath Music - The Time of Our Rejoicing

Sundown in the sukkah at the Golden Cottage

This is the time of our weekly rejoicing --

 It is Shabbat!!!

But tonight is extra special because we are having a double blessing.

Sukkot is here!  -- another time of JOY. 

This week, I ran across this quote from Rabbi Schneerson, and it really spoke to my heart:

A sukkah is an embrace.
You sit inside and G‑d is hugging you.
All of you,
from head to toe.
Whatever you do inside your sukkah—sip a beer,
chat with a friend,
answer your e‑mail,
or just sleep soundly—
all is transformed into a mitzvah,
a secure and timeless connection with the Infinite.
And then, when you leave the sukkah to enter the world,
you carry that hug with you.
All of life can become an embrace.
A hug with the Infinite.

 Rabbi M. M. Schneerson

This is a song we sing for Feast of Tabernacles -- Sukkot Song by Steve McConnell.  

ENJOY, and I hope you DANCE!!!!

Next week, I'll be sharing about our Sukkot celebration and our Simchat Torah observance.  The High Holy Days are busy, Gail-Friends, and I love it!


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