Tishrei in a Day: Shemini Atzeret: Reversing Tisha b'Av
- Rabbi Mordechai Torczyner
- Sep 6, 2020
- 31 min 44 sec
References: Sanhedrin: 102a, Taanit: 25a
Rav Tzaddok haKohen of Lublin posits that there are times that are designated for pain because they involve greater proximity to G-d, and times that are less painful because they involve greater distance from G-d. In this light, the 22 days of bein hametzarim (17 of Tammuz to Tisha b'Av) are parallel to the 22 days from Rosh haShanah to Shemini Atzeret. A most unusual perspective.