Monday, October 01, 2007
Sukkos has been lovely, despite the rain. I've enjoyed being in our sukkah immensely. It seems the mitzvah of sukkah has meant more to me this year than in years past.
When I first shook lulav and esrog, tears came to my eyes. I startled myself. "A whole year since I've done this mitzvah?" I whispered. Today, I held the esrog close to my heart. The esrog is symbolic of the Jewish heart, fragrant and sweet with mitzvos. I felt the esrog next to my own sullied heart, and asked G-d to cleanse it.
Halevai, to achieve the simple purity of an esrog.