Shabbat Hol Hamo’ed Sukkot / In Search of Equilibrium

Ecclesiastes argues that it is impossible to distinguish between good and evil, and that one must enjoy the sweet light, but always remember not only the days of darkness that will come, but also the fact that God will ultimately judge all mortals in light of the choices they made in their lifetime.

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“Says Rabbi Samuel, son of Nahman: The sages wanted to delete the Book of Ecclesiastes from the sacred canon of the Bible. Why? Because they found there things that bordered on heresy. They exclaimed: Is this...