The Soul Rejoices & Mazel Tov!

On Shabbos, the soul receive a message from Above – the neshama yeseirah.  Our soul wants to rejoice, but it is inhibited by the body which does not understand spiritual joy.  Therefore, the Torah decreed that on Shabbos and Yom Tov the body should be treated to delicious food and drink.  This way, the body can revel in physical pleasure, while the soul rejoices with its companion, the neshama yeseirah that came down from Heaven. ~ Toldos Yaakov Yosef

I want to take this opportunity to wish a mazel tov to all those who will be making a siyum on shas tomorrow!  It is hard to believe that 7.5 years has passed since the start of this cycle.  May you be an inspiration to family, friends and all of Klal Yisroel and and go from strength to strength and continue to do great things!


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