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Midah of the Month for July & August

07/01/2021 10:08:58 AM

Jul1

Tara Saltzman

One of the most important facets of a religious existence is the element of simcha. Usually defined as happiness or joy, its true meaning may better be understood as the way in which we serve the highest religious, practical, social, spiritual and physical Jewish values. “By learning to enjoy giving to others, by helping the unfortunate, inviting them to our meals, caring for them and providing for their needs, we will hopefully begin to appreciate that which we have. Simultaneously, learning that our joy is linked to the gladness of others allows us to take a step
towards embracing the unique experience of simcha shel mitzva (the joy of mitzvah). Rav Binyamin Zimmerman

What’s your simcha practice?
I found that when I smile, my jowls are less pronounced. Perhaps the distraction, but I
think it's the "uplift" :) SKM

Fri, July 30 2021 21 Av 5781