Friday, October 06, 2006

Give Me A Taste Of The Mitzvah

It was the eve of the Sukkot festival. Reb Noson's student, Reb Nachman Tulchiner, was assigned the mitzvah of building the sukkah. That night, after they had ushered in the festival and were enjoying the meal, Reb Nachman commented, "One appreciates the sukkah much more after he has invested so much time and effort building it." Reb Noson responded, "One appreciates the mitzvah of sukkah that much more after he has prayed, 'G-d! Give me a taste of the mitzvah of sukkah!'"

(Rabbi Ozer Bergman)