Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Daf Yomi - Sukkah 10 - Sukkah is like the Bais HaMikdash

The Gemara discusses beautifying a Sukkah with decorations. One must wonder why the Sukkah would require decorations. The Gemara in Shabbos states that from the verse that states this is my G-d and I will glorify Him, we derive the law that one should glorify before HaShem with mitzvos. This means that one should make a nice Tallis, a nice Sukkah and other mitzvos should be beautified. It is noteworthy that the simple definition of the above-mentioned verse is and I will build Him a Sanctuary. The Shem Mishmuel writes that Sukkos is corresponding to the Bais HaMikdash. When one builds a Sukkah and glorifies it, he should have in mind that the Sukkah is akin to the Bais HaMikdash, which itself was a beautiful edifice, enhanced for the honor of HaShem.