Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Crying During the Rosh Hashana Prayers

Crying During the Rosh Hashana Prayers
Day: Wednesday
Date: September 10, 2014
Parshat: Ki Tavo
Yalkut Yosef: 583

Even though Rosh Hashana is our day of judgement, nevertheless it is holiday and should be treated as such. Therefore during the prayers one should not try to summon tears. Instead one should be happy and trust that HaShem in his infinite kindness has written him and his family in the book of life. One should try with all his might not to let his anger get the better of him on Rosh Hashana, as it says in Pirkei Avot "better an imperturbable person than a strong one, and better one who controls himself than one who conquers a city." If possible one should also study the mishnayot of masechet Rosh Hashana at the holiday meals.

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