Shemini Atzeret and Rosh Hashanah are parallel in many of the kavanot and higher yichudim. On Rosh Hashanah, though, these are in a mode of elevation and on Shemini Atzeret in a mode of elicitation from on High downward. On Rosh Hashanah man's avoda is with supplication, submission and intense bitterness; On Shemini Atzeret it is … Continue reading Joy!