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Sukkot 2012

Discovering The Symphony Of Life On Shemini Atzeret

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 12.07.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

This work calls upon us to imitate God in order to bring God's presence into our lives and the lives of others. On Shemini Atzeret, we think about God seeking to linger in our presence because God needs us as much as we need God.

A Shelter For Spiritual Vulnerability

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 12.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

On Sukkot we are told to leave the comfort of our sturdy homes with their strong walls, insulated windows and security systems and we are directed to live in an impermanent shelter -- where the walls may shake in the slightest breeze and roof is made of leaves and twigs.

PHOTOS: Sukkahs Around The World

Posted 10.04.2012 | Religion

For the eight days and seven nights of Sukkot, Jews traditionally eat and sleep in a sukkah, a temporary dwelling with a thatched roof, from which the...

Spread Over Us The Sukkah Of Shalom, The Simple Huts Of Peace

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 12.02.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

We, all humankind, live in a sukkah, vulnerable. No great Twin Towers, no Pentacle of Power, is invincible. Only the shared knowledge of that truth can bring us peace.

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.

Two Sukkot Mysteries Solved With Love

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

If Sukkot commemorates the wandering in the desert, why do we celebrate it now?

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...

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.

High Holidays 2012: A HuffPost Community Observance Of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur And Sukkot

Posted 09.07.2012 | Religion

The High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot are considered some of the holiest days of the Jewish year. Observed during the Hebrew month...