Feeling it when you're not really feeling it: Being joyful on Sukkot
The Torah commands us to be happy over Sukkot, but is it possible to feel real joy simply because it is a mitzvah?
We are in the midst of the celebration of Sukkot, which we call zman simhateynu, the time of our joy. In the book of Deuteronomy (16:13), the Torah commands rejoicing for all members of the Israelite community: “You shall rejoice in your festival, with your son and daughter, your male and female slave, the Levite, the...
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