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Sukkot Rituals

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.

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.

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...