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Sukkot 2011

Occupy Sukkot's Prayer For An Unbalanced World

Rabbi Ellen Lippmann | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Ellen Lippmann

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.

'PopUp Sukkah' Helps Jews On The Go Celebrate Sukkot

Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion

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...

Huts Of Joy, Homes Of Shelter

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

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.

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.

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.

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...

Approaching Tishrei: Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away

Rabbi Barry A. Kenter | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Barry A. Kenter

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.

Inside Out, Outside In: Weaving Together The Jewish High Holidays

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman | Posted 11.28.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman

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).

Egypt Bans Palm Frond Exports For Jewish Holiday

AP | Posted 11.19.2011 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- A major Jewish holiday appears to have become the latest victim of strained Israel-Egyptian ties. Israel's Agriculture Ministry says E...