Sukkot

  • Filled treats: the ‘stuff’ of Sukkot

    During the weeklong celebration of Sukkot, holiday recipes call for seasonal produce, particularly stuffed vegetables and baked goods. Food columnist Linda Morel offers plenty of options from familiar favorites such as stuffed cabbage to the unexpected, s More ▸

  • Sukkot Feature Yugoslav Jews Meet Each Fall in Effort to Strengthen Their Bonds

    Following the violent civil war of the 1990s, Jews in the former Yugoslavia have had to struggle to maintain their common bonds. The war severed the ties among Yugoslavia’s Jewish communities and, in societies where ethnic identification became bound up with war, forced Jews to reconsider their own identity. “It’s difficult to say that we… More ▸

  • A Bukharan Sukkot

    Sephardi Jews from Bukhara, a region of the former Soviet Union that is now part of Uzbekistan, have a rich tradition of Sukkot celebrations. Young and old alike share good times and sumptuous meals. Linda Morel offers Bukharan recipes for succulent Sukko More ▸

  • Israelis Prepare for Sukkot Even As Car Bombing is Reported

    The Mahane Yehuda market here was bustling on Monday morning before the start of Sukkot, but it wasn’t as packed as it usually is before the start of the eight-day holiday. “People are scared,” said Motti, who was selling willow branches for less than a dollar apiece off his flat-bed truck. “They don’t want to… More ▸

  • Car bombing as Israelis prepare for Sukkot

    JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (JTA) — The Mahane Yehuda market here was bustling on Monday morning before the start of Sukkot, but it wasn’t as packed as it usually is before the start of the eight-day holiday. "People are scared," said Motti, who was selling willow branches for less than a dollar apiece off his flat-bed… More ▸

  • Sukkot, Simchat Torah and the cycle of life

    NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 16 (JTA) – As we move out of the High Holiday season, we move into another series of holidays that is at once both cyclical and linear. At the beginning of the New Jewish Year we celebrate Sukkot, thereby completing the third in a series of pilgrimage festivals. Sukkot marks the final… More ▸

  • First Person: Sukkah Huts Blossom Despite Violence

    It should be the worst of our problems. Access to the animal shelter belonging to the Jerusalem Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the northern suburb of Atarot has been cut off, leaving hundreds of cats and dogs at the mercy of a few brave volunteers who come in to feed the… More ▸

  • Holiday Feature: You Can Shake Your Lulav – and Cook with Your Etrog, Too

    “Every Jewish kid in the area wants to visit our sukkah,” says professional baker and restaurant bakery consultant Marcy Goldman of Montreal. Preparing for young and old arriving in tours, she and her three sons decorate their hut to the hilt. “We’re the most popular stop on the field trip list.” Besides the outrageous abundance… More ▸