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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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