sukkot

“Shabbat Shalom” – Sukkot (Second Days) 5784

Shabbat Shalom: Sukkot (Second Days)  By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “And everyone shall be united in following the will of our Father in Heaven.” (High Holy Day Liturgy) The second Mishnah in the fourth chapter of the Tractate

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Sukkot 5784

Shabbat Shalom: Sukkot By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –What is the true symbolism of the Sukkah? The Talmud (B.T. Sukkah 11b) cites a difference of opinion between Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Eliezer as to whether the Sukkah commemorates the

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God Not Only Loves Us; He Needs Us!

God Not Only Loves Us; He Needs Us! Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander is President and Rosh HaYeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone  Often, we look at the High Holidays as a two-holiday event consisting of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. After

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shofar bapark Tel Aviv

Bringing the Holidays to the People

Bringing the Holidays to the People From Rosh Hashana through Sukkot, as Jews of all backgrounds seek meaning and opportunities to connect, the Jewish cultural coordinators of OTS’s Yachad Program for Jewish Identity run a range of inviting events which

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Taking the Sukkah Along

Parshat Naso: Why Do We Go To Extremes? Rabbanit Sally Mayer is the Rosh Midrasha of Midreshet Lindenbaum‘s Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program Parshat Naso describes the option to become a nazir, prohibiting oneself from drinking wine (and even

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Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence

The Sukkot of the Mind

The Sukkot of the Mind by Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence  Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, a graduate of OTS’s Yeshivat Hamivtar, is Senior Rabbi at London’s Finchley United Synagogue (Kinloss Gardens) The Sukkah is about a change of outlook. A change of mind.

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

“Shabbat Shalom” – Sukkot 5781

Shabbat Shalom: Sukkot By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel –   One of the most picturesque and creative festivals of the year is the Festival of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) – when the entire family is involved in building and

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Rabbanit Sally Mayer

Why did Shemini Atzeret Become Simchat Torah?

Why did Shemini Atzeret Become Simchat Torah? Rabbanit Sally Mayer is Rosh Midrasha of the Maria and Joel Finkle Overseas Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum The Torah describes Succot repeatedly as a seven–day holiday (Vayikra 23, Bemidbar 29, Devarim 16). Yet the pesukim

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Sukkot in Poland

Sukkot of the World

Sukkot of the World OTS emissaries cap the period of Jewish festivals in communal sukkot that they built all around the world. “To bring the spirit of the holiday from the State of Israel.”    By Reut Hadar – 28

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