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Sukkot Customs

How to Transform Your Kit Sukkah Into Something Awesome

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Over the years, I've wondered why we need to stick with the dismal trappings of the kit sukkah. The metal structure itself is sturdy, comes in several sizes, and is easy to assemble. But why continue with the homely canvas cover?

Living in the Paradox: Sukkot

Rabbi Toba Spitzer | Posted 11.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Toba Spitzer

The sukkah is a simple structure; it reminds us of the value of simplicity, of not getting overly caught up in the excesses of our lives.

Rejoicing on Sukkot

Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

In the rhythm of Jewish time, the festival of Sukkot is known as "z'man simchateinu," or "season of our joy." On Sukkot, joy is halakhically mandated; we are not only invited to be joyful, we are obligated to do so.

Ushpizin And Ghosts Of Sukkot Past

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Judy Bolton-Fasman

This is my kind of celebration. When I was a kid I loved reenactments of historical events. To that end, I have a wish list of historical figures I've always wanted to meet. Moses and Leah top my list.

Sukkot 2012: The Jewish Feast Of The Tabernacle

Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion

The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, begins at sundown on Sept. 30, 2012, and ends at nightfall on Oct. 7. The Festival of Booths, as Sukkot is...

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.

Everything I Needed To Know, I Learned From My Kids And The Stars

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

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.

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...