Sukkah Man

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The Yahrzeit of Rabbi Naftali Zvi Horowitz of Ropshitz (1760-1827) is commemorated on the 11th of Iyar. The following meise / hasidic tale appeared in Sefer HaHasidut, Meah Tzadikim, Raphael, Yitzchak, 1961, Tel Aviv. (Freely translated by Gabbai Seth Fishman.)

His Passion Was Mitzvot of the Sukkah

The Tzadikim of his generation said about our Rabbi Naftali of Ropczyce that his soul was passionate for the Mitzvah of the Sukkah in the Torah.

The whole year he was focused on this Mitzvah.

Every day he did some service in a Sukkah or he studied in Masechet Sukkah.

Thus was his way all the days of his life. No matter what, every single day, he mentioned the term “Sukkah” and his words would circle around until he would come to say something about the Sukkah.

(Tent of Naftali).


One Response to “Sukkah Man”

  1. M'nikkah Says:

    What a beautiful teaching for the 11th of Iyar. The teaching of a vibrant Succah, the tent of Naftali.I’d like to find a chaser with whom to study Masechet Succah. I wish upon the stars that people be safely gathered under the vibrant frequencies of shalom, so simcha may be renewed, like above, so below.

    So to speak.
    Happy Iyyar! Celebrate the moment. Smile from the heart, the mouth, the smile, the tip of tongue against the teeth. Enjoy life, it is given to us with this purpose in mind. Rabbi Naftali was a passionate soul. Just like life too.

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