Why do we fast on Yom Kippur? Why don’t we fast on Rosh Hashana? Should we fast on Shabbat Shuva? Shouldn’t we fast every day of Aseret Yemei Teshuva? Why is any Yomtov happy? What does happiness mean in practical terms? Can we be happy and fast at the same time?
Rabbi Dunner addresses these and many other questions, as he explores the importance of joy on Jewish festival days and contrasts that with the very serious nature of Yamim Noraim.