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?

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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...