Feasting Your Way to Holiness

ShmuelThis year the Hebrew month of Tishrei coincides with most of the month of September. The festivals of Rosh HaShanah (New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkoth (Tabernacles) and its intermediate days, and Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret all fall within a few weeks!

Dining in the Sukkah
Getting Ready to Dine in the Sukkah

That means, in addition to all the praying we will be doing a LOT of eating at the festival and Shabbat meals.

Isn’t there an inherent contradiction¬†between the spirituality of the Holy Days and the physical pleasures of the feasts?

Here’s an audio interview of me explaining how not only is there no contradiction, but the festive meals and the partaking in the physical bounty are an essential tool to achieving true transcendence when done in the proper way.

Feasting Your Way to Holiness

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