Monday, April 7, 2008

Falling in Love or Climbing in Love?

By Dr. Yisroel Susskind

How hard do we have to work to find, create and maintain an ecstatic marriage? Or is the ecstasy something that comes naturally and spontaneously?

The Lubavitcher Rebbe expands on a traditional halachic distinction between Shabbat (Sabbath) and Yom Tov (i.e., Jewish holidays or festivals). Shabbat is an event that occurs without requiring man's participation. At sundown, each and every Friday night, the holiness of Shabbat enters our world, whether or not people have taken any particular action. In contrast, traditionally the start of a Yom Tov is based on a Jewish court's decision, setting the calendar for that month. Click here to continue this article.