“What is the joy of Sukkot and how can we attain it? The simplest explanation is that Sukkot occurs during the harvest season. It’s time to reap our harvest, the fruit of our labor, and enjoy it. However, the Sages also give the following explanation: This time of joy is about the joy of time. In other words, joy comes from having time – time to be with God and with our loved ones.
Recently, a story was going around the Internet that probably isn’t true, but its message is. A little boy wanted to know how much his father earned per hour. The father told his son that he makes $100 an hour. The little boy then asked his father to borrow $50. As the father ultimately discovered, his son put away the $50, trying to save up enough money so that he could buy an hour of his father’s time! Needless to say, the father reassessed his priorities immediately.
That’s what the season of Sukkot helps us to remember — to slow down a bit and make space for what matters most.”
Let’s remember that the joy of the Lord is our strength and take the time to spend meaningful time with God our families and friends! There is no greater joy!