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Basukos Teishvu – Mammer quotes

1. We are meant to dwell in the Sukkah for 7 days, as if it is our home.

2. Just as during the year our home is where we do everything – in the Sukkah throughout Sukkois is where we should be primarily occupied.

3. Even though we’re meant to transfer our main dwelling to the Sukkah, the Sukkah itself must be a temporary structure.

4. The Mitzvah of Lulav and Esrog is best done in the Sukkah, which shows us that there’s a connection of it, to the Sukkah.

5. Every Mitzvah, apart of the fact that it needs to be done because it is the commandment and the will of God, has a specific refinement, that it creates, in the human.

6. Sukkois is so great, for the seven days of it lead up to Shemini Atzeres.

7. Sukkois reveals all the hidden lights of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

8. On Sukkois it is revealed, even to all the nations of the world, that the Jewish people have been inscribed for a good and healthy, prosperous year.

9. The hundred blasts of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah become the Sichach, the cloud covering over Sukkah.

10. Additionally, the Sichach comes from the cloud of the Kitores, the incense offering on Yom Kippur.

11. This now is the concept, that on Yom Kippur which was the convergence, of the holiest man, in the holiest space, in the holiest time; which means, of the essence, of God Himself, it then spreads in Sukkois to all aspects of our soul, space, and time dimension.

12. The beginning of this happens on Rosh Hashanah, when we desire and crown God as king.

13. Then on Yom Kippur, this manifestation of the Divine essence, comes into us internally, and on Sukkois, it becomes revealed.

14. It becomes revealed, how God is the God of the world, to the entire world.

15. On Sukkois we sacrifice in the Holy-Temple 70 bulls for the nations of the world, and the sages say, if the nations of the world knew the protection this offers them, their armies would surround the Holy Temple, to never let it be destroyed.

16. Now we understand why the sages say that, all Jews can sit in one Sukkah, because the Sukkah, has a quality of getting to the essential core, where We are One.

17. Jews are rooted in the essential, 1 of God.

18. Because we are rooted in the essence of God, therefore our decision to follow God, touches him.

19. And therefore, on Sukkois, the job is to create Unity, manifesting the oneness of God.

20. The true revelation of God will be specifically when Moshiach comes.

21. Even though the main revelation will come when Moshiach comes, a sliver of it is available now, and in fact, it is what we do today that manifests in the future, and we can borrow from the future in the present.

22. It is well-known that the Torah has “a general and specific…,” so for example, the 10 Commandments are the general of Torah, and first of the 10, the general of the 10; and the first word, the generality of the first, the first letter, the general of the first word; simalerly, the Shofar blasts and the holiness of Yom Kippur manifest particularly, as we shake the Lulav and bring it to our heart, within us, on Sukkois, and from there, to the rest of our life.

23. The idea of the oneness of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is seen on Sukkois, in, that the role of the Lulav and Esrog, is made up of species, each one of them that contain Unity – for the Lulav’s branches are united, as the myrtles leaves stem from one location, as the willow grows together, and most of all, the Esrog not only grows through all seasons, but is enhanced by All seasons, showing that our Unity with God enhances our life throughout the year.

24. This then permeates into our dancing on Simchas Beis Hashoiavah.

25. And from the dancing on Simchas Beis Hashoiavah, we go to the infinite dance within the Beis Hamikdash.

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