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Dwelling in Divine Providence: A Introduction to Sukkot for 2015/ 5776

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Called simply "The Festival," Jewish history books record Sukkot as was one of the greatest festivals anywhere in the ancient world. Thousands of musicians, performance artists and dancers filled the streets of ancient Jerusalem. It was a spiritual Carnival.

Is This Judaism's Strangest, Most Awesome Ritual?

Josh Fleet | Posted 09.29.2012 | Religion

For a religion as old as Judaism, declaring any one ritual or holiday to be "the most" anything seems like folly. But one practice during the upco...

Rejoicing On Sukkot: Then And Now

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

The commandment to be happy is not included among the positive commandments of the Torah except during the holiday of Sukkot.

Sukkot Evens The Playing Field For The Rich And Poor

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Sukkot encourages us to help the many people who live on a constant basis without permanent shelter. If one has been blessed, the Torah tells us at that moment to leave our home and dwell in a sukkah.

The High Price Of Sukkot

Danny Groner | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Danny Groner

American Jews gearing up for Wednesday night's Sukkot holiday could face a lulav price hike, due to an Egyptian ban on the sale of date tree branches to Israel.

Sukkot 2011: Dates, Customs, Prayers Explained

Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion

The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, begins at sundown on Oct. 12, 2011, and ends at nightfall on Oct. 19. The Festival of Booths, as Sukkot is...