sukkot

Shabbat Shalom: Sukkot 5778 Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “…in order that your ensuing generations will know that I had the People of Israel live in sukkot when I took them out of the land of Egypt. I am the Lord, your God” [Lev. 23:43]. One of the most colorful and engaging holidays of …

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Sukkot 5778 Rabbi David Stav  Sukkot is a particularly festive and beloved holiday, and indeed, the Torah specifically commands us to be joyful on these days [Deut. 16:14]. The uniquely celebratory nature of Sukkot is perhaps best demonstrated by the special water-drawing celebration in the Temple, Simchat Beit Hashoeva, which took place during the intermediate days …

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The Reason for Sukkot By Rabbi David Brofsky The Torah explains the reason for the commandment to dwell in sukkot: “That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt.” (Lev. 23:42–43) The Talmud records a debate about what …

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“The sukkah belongs to everyone,” says Aryeh Engleman, one of the Yachad Program‘s 30 Jewish Cultural Facilitators working to expose Israelis to their heritage and strengthen their Jewish identity in community centers throughout Israel. “It is a temporary home for everyone and is inclusive of everyone – just like Judaism.” Here’s a tiny taste of some of the …

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“Meaning in Measurements” by Nomi Berman Jerusalem Post Sukkot Supplement –  7/10/2014 At times, the first chapter of Masechet Succa reads like a geometry text book. There are dimensions, diagrams, formulae, and even pi makes a guest appearance. But, already in the opening sugya, or passage, the gemara reminds us that in the halachic worldview, …

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