Waving the lulav in Zuccotti Park, I hope this prayer might come true: As we gather the winds of change from the east, north, west and south, may heaven and earth join to re-right the world.
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By Lauren Markoe
Religion News Service
(RNS) If you're wondering why your Jewish neighbors built a hut in their yard, it's because the Jewish harv...
It is precisely when we are able to choose to leave the sukkah and enter the safety of our homes that we ought to be reminded how lucky we are and how many aren't so fortunate.
The sukkah is a symbol of impermanence. We must sit in something that is fragile, fleeting, sure to disappear tomorrow, for that is our fate as well.
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.
We all crave shelter and haven, and we all seek love. Dwelling in a sukkah is an ancient and powerful conduit to channel and express the everlasting love -- of community, cosmos and God.
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.
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...
No other month has as much sacred choreography as the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, Tishrei. But only for the festival of Sukkot does the Torah mandate joy three times.
Of all the rituals and customs of the High Holidays, blowing the shofar stands out as the most potent of all symbols. It is reminiscent of the formation of man: "and God blew into his nostrils the soul of life" (Genesis 2:7).
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