|Book Title||Days of Awe, Days of Joy|
The yomim tovim are not merely “holidays”, i.e. times to break from the routine of daily life and celebrate some past event, group of people, or societal institution. Rather, each yom tov is distinctively, intrinsically holy, and it is the unique kedushas ha-yom of each yom tov which generates the mitzvos which Hakadosh Baruch Hu commands us to keep that day. Each yom tov, if properly appreciated and taken advantage of, can be a time of unique spiritual growth.
The exceptional nature of yomim tovim is perhaps most obvious and pronounced during the Yomim Noraim and in their aftermath, on Sukkos. This volume collects nineteen years (1999-2017) of divrei Torah that provide insight and guidance regarding the obligations and opportunities that we each have every Elul and Tishrei. We hope that making them available in a sefer will, b’ezras Hashem, help each of us take maximal advantage of the unique opportunities intrinsic to the Yomim Noraim and Sukkos.