Simcha B’taharasa. Roughly translated “joy in its purity”.  This is what our rabbi spoke of during Friday night services.

Even greater than joy because things are going right, greater than that of doing a mitzvah….  Joy Because – Because being the reason for the joy, itself.  It is the highest most purest form of joy.  Not joy because your alive or joy because you have food to eat or shelter… Just JOY.

How many can truly say they’ve achieved that pure of a level of joy?!?  Sure we can come up with reasons – Joy because of this or that…  But how many can end the sentence not with Joy because…., but Joy Because!!