Friday, October 22, 2010
You are forgiven
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Page 32 – lower third of the page – starts “ha-atzmus...” (at the end of the line)
Oneg/delight is from infinity. From the resource not the product. And thus the essential delight of mitzvot is that we were commanded to do them.
This is why on Yom Kippur, the day of tshuvah it is forbidden to eat and drink. Eating and drinking is an element of oneg and restoring life. Why is it fobidden? Not due to saddness – it is a joyous day.
The day is above eating and drinking. “In His place (where He is in His full glory) it is forbidden to eat”.
... וחיי עולם