Sefer HaMitzvot

Positive #21 - To Be Happy During the Holidays

January 04, 2022 Adam Sabzevari Season 1 Episode 20
Sefer HaMitzvot
Positive #21 - To Be Happy During the Holidays
Show Notes

In this episode, we learn positive mitzvah #21, which is to be happy during the Holidays of Pesach (Passover), Shavuot, and Sukkut.

  • During the times of the Beit HaMikdash, one would offer an additional sacrifice, which would mostly be eaten by its owners. This was a way of partaking in an enjoyable meals.
  • Nowadays, in the absence of the Beit HaMikdash, one fulfills this mitzva by eating enjoyable foods and drinks, such as meat and wine.
  • A man should buy his wife a gift to increase her happiness on the Holiday, such as clothing.
  • Parents should buy their children special items, such as sweets or toys.
  • One should give charity to help those who are less fortunate also to fulfill this mitzva and enjoy the Holiday.
  • As always, everything should be done in moderation. A person should not engage in overindulgence and drunkenness.