Sunday, October 03, 2010


Each step of disassembling and putting away the Sukkah undoubtedly has homiletical significance. The removal of the s'chach reminds us of the transitory nature of human existence. Taking down the walls reminds us not to erect a wall between ourselves and our fellow beings. Putting the light away reminds us of the Ohr Haganuz--the Hidden Light. Leaving some boards for the kids to put away reminds us that "HaKadosh Baruch Hu does not come to burden His creations" (Avodah Zarah 3a). Actually, I wrote this post as an excuse to rest from taking down the Sukkah. Back to work! (From Unser Judeopundit Otzar of Golden Oldie Reposts)

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