Sudden crying on Rosh Hashana

27.08.18

Pergunta

If a person suddenly breaks out in crying on Rosh Hashana, is that significant? Can one know why?

Resposta

The Be’er Heitiv (684:3) says in the name of the Arizal that if one instinctively cries on Rosh Hashana, it is a sign that he is being judged at that moment in the heavenly court. His soul senses it and that’s what causes the sudden crying.