Welcome to our Sukkah, we are so happy that everyone can be here today.
Sukkot has many different mitzvot, we want to talk about two of them.
The first one is to shake the Lulav. The Lulav isn't just the Lulav, it has 4 parts. The Lulav, the Etrog, the Hadasim and the Aravot. The taste and smell of each one represents a different person, some who learn more Torah, some who do lots of good deeds, some who do both and some who don't do very many of either.
But here is the important part- On Sukkot we combine all four species together. This is like Am Yisrael, we are best when ALL of us are together as עם אחד. Just like we have everybody together right now! Because in any situation the best ingredient is the people.
Another Mitzvah is:
"וְשָׂמַחְתָּ֖ בְּחַגֶּ֑ךָ … וְהָיִ֖יתָ אַ֥ךְ שָׂמֵֽחַ׃"
Hashem gave us a mitzvah to be happy on the chag. Today, we are certainly fulfilling that mitzvah because we are so happy you are here to join us to celebrate sukkot