Rabbi Sacks presents some delightful insights on Sukkot. In one, contrary to popular opinion, the ancient Israelites didn’t live in succot during their sojourn in the desert; they lived in tents. In another, reading Kohelet doesn’t make sense for a festival that is called z’man simchateinu. We are instructed to rejoice in our Sukkot festival, but Kohelet has nothing in it to celebrate. Yet, Kohelet presents the most searching examination of mortality, something that touches all of us. In this he ultimately achieves the capacity to rejoice! Please follow the link below to watch the video or read the transcript:

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