We miss the days where we were properly and fully able to serve G-d in the Temple. Here are some of the rituals done on Sukkot.
Service in the Temple on Sukkot
Nowadays, the Temple, or Beit Hamikdash, is no longer standing. We yearn for the day when it will be rebuilt in Jerusalem. Until then, we pray. We practice. And we hope. Although we cannot properly do all of the service and rituals that were done in the Temple, we can do things that remind us of those special times – as explained in the video. We do what we can with what we have to serve the One Above.
Can you imagine what it was like to have everyone come together on Sukkot and the other festivals? Can you imagine feeling G-d’s presence so closely in His Temple? We have no idea how it was. We can imagine, but we don’t truly know. We don’t even know how much we are missing without the Beit Hamikdash! The world was completely different then.
Until the Beit Hamikdash is rebuilt, we must continue to pray to G-d that He bring His Temple back. We must continue to do our own part to help bring it back.
Hopefully, by the time the holiday of Sukkot comes around again, we will no longer need to circle the Bima in the Synagogue as mentioned in this video, but we will be able to do the real service in G-d’s Temple! May that day come very, very soon.