In our EmunaHealing class this week, Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum helped us understand that our Succah is representative of the Holy Temple.
We build it and we spend a designated time in it each year in order to remember and connect with the past and future Temple, right where we live, right now.
And, no matter where we live, we can expect a special guest to visit us each day. Our spiritual Succos guests are the Patriarchs of our faith, and they are here for us now if we are willing to receive them.
The Aramaic word for "guests" is pronounced Ushpizin, and that is what we call our special Succos guests each year.
Rebbetzin Chana Bracha shared the basic spiritual qualities represented by each of the Patriarchs, and also associated the particular Sephirot to this list I'm quoting from an Aish.com post by Rabbi Joel Padowitz as well:
As an EmunaHealer, Rebbetzin included her understanding of the various parts of the human body represented by each of the Sephirot.
Her sharing added another tangible, significant layer of understanding and possibility of healing to the holiday of Succos for me this year.
See Rebbetzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum's
Kosher Tube 3-part teaching on
Torah of the Mothers