For forty days, Hashem has showered us with endless doses of clarity and awareness to drive us to achieve our soul’s rectification. During this auspicious time, we are ‘face to face’ with Hashem and are keenly aware of what we need to do and repair. The way we think is more Divine and our response to life’s events is more G-dly.
The Torah’s mystical teachings bring down that our keter, dwelling place of Hashem’s will, is more open at this time; thus enabling us to sense the amazing good Hashem desires us to have. Throughout the year, it becomes challenging to perceive Hashem’s boundless love and care. However the ‘real you’ comes forth on Yom Kippur after many cries and screams of longing to be recognized and nurtured.
The Divrei Chaim ztk’l teaches that it is for this reason we are instructed to build a Sukkah right after Yom Kippur. The real you only needs a simple hut to live and sleep in; she finds her home in simplicity without materialistic garb and design, she simply wants to live in the constant embrace of Hashem.
Today’s daily dose of emuna is dedicated L’iluy nishmat Leah bat Joya a’h. May her neshama rest in the Divine radiance among all the righteous souls who have departed from this world, Amen.
Wishing everyone a meaningful and uplifting Yom Kippur and a warm and loving Chag Sukkot.