Wednesday nights - Rav Benzion's Tanya shiur..........Please continue to daven for the good health of the Rebbe (Yechiel Michel ben Devorah Leah) and Rebbetzin (Feiga bas Sarah).

Monday, April 16, 2012

Shemini: The Purpose of Wine

Joy can be internally generated as a product of one's reflection on the connotations of Hashem's desire to have a relationship with man. There is also externally generated joy, stimulated by alcohol, justifiable only in the right context. While there are specific times when wine is prescribed by our Sages, when entering into the Mishkan of Divine service one must arouse a deeper, more essential joy. This shiur was given one day after Shacharis during the week of Parshas Shemini in 5763/2003.

 Running time: 10 min.

Be sure to see last year's post, Authenticity Cannot Be Dependent, for a more in depth write-up on this same topic.

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