The taste of Shabbat – Sukkot 5778
Rav Mordechai Elon
The month of Tishrei is a general month that acts as an introduction to the whole year. The special mitzvot of the month are general instructions for the whole year. We "crown" God every day many times, every time we say ברוך אתה ד' "Blessed are you, Lord" , and every day we ask for forgiveness in the Shmonah Esrei saying "סלח לנו אבינו כי חטאנו" "Forgive us father for we have sinned" . The fear and Awe of Rosh Hashana are a general theme that give us strength and insight to be implemented during the year.
We can also see Sukkot as a "general mitzvah", the whole year we are commanded to be happy to serve God and to do his commandments happily