Joy – Biblical


Hora Aboav


Meghillat Esther (Book of Ester) 8,16 The Jews had light and gladness, and joy and honor. לַיְהוד֕ים הָֽיְתָ֥ה אור֖ה וְשִמְחָ֑ה וְשָשֹ֖ן וִיקֽר׃

Introductory remarks:

A song you sing in Purim. A word, simcha (ָחְמִש ,(which holds the same letters as the Messiah (māšīāḥ, משיח .(Hora, an inner light. Kenaan, a land to reach, a place to surrender to God. Lech lechà (Shemot 12, 1), “come out”: it is time to come out of yourself from a selfish point of view to meet another yourself, in silence.