Sunday, October 7, 2012
In Yeshiva my friends and I joked all the time about the K-O-G. What is the K-O-G? It means the Kiss of G-d (Hashem). We first learned about this when our Rabbi in Yeshiva told us that when Dovid killed Goliath, instead of falling backwards like would be suspected, he fell forwards, just so Dovid did not have to walk so far to cut off his head. Succos is a holiday for all, anybody, Jew and non Jew alike could bring an offering to Hashem on Succos. Shimini Atzeres, the 8th day, was only for the Jews, 7 is nature, and 8 is above nature. The 8th day, or Shimini Atzeres reminds us Jews that we are above nature, we are Hashem's beloved, and we gain so much good so many brachot on Shimini Atzeres, because it shows how much we love Hashem, because we are willing to spend just that extra day with him. Shimini Atzeres, is a perfect example of a K-O-G.