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Sukkot Reflection

Transitions: What I Learned Sitting in a Sukkah

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

With the Festival of Sukkot, we mark a transition. The great gift that Judaism holds out to us it to be mindful of the phases of our lives, so that we don't rush through it, thoughtlessly, but we take a moment to step out of the rat race.

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.

Time, Eternity And Sukkot

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

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 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.