Sukkot

  • Minneapolis Uses Sukkot Exhibit to Highlight the City’s Housing Crisis

    Minneapolis is using the fragile huts associated with the ancient festival of Sukkot to draw attention to a modern political and social issue — lack of affordable housing in the city. During Sukkot, Jews express gratitude for God’s abundance and for the comforts of home while reflecting on the temporary homes in which their ancestors… More ▸

  • FOCUS ON FAMILY Sukkot celebrates huts along with some hospitality

    ENCINO, Calif., Sept. 16 (JTA) – “You shall live in booths seven days in order that future generations may know I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt." (Leviticus 23:42-43) It’s not enough commemoration that for eight days of Pesach we eat matzah, which grows… More ▸

  • Focus on Family: Sukkot Celebrates Huts Along with Some Hospitality

    “You shall live in booths seven days in order that future generations may know I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt.” (Leviticus 23:42-43) It’s not enough commemoration that for eight days of Pesach we eat matzah, which grows exponentially more afflictive every year. No,… More ▸

  • Sukkot Feature: from Tolerance to Pluralism; New Lessons from the 4 Species

    Says the Torah: “On the first day [of Sukkot], you shall take the fruit of the hadar tree [by tradition, the citron etrog], the branches of the palm tree [lulav], boughs of leafy trees [by tradition, myrtle branches] and willows of the brook and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God [at the Temple].”… More ▸

  • Holiday Feature: Serving Food That Conjures Up Memories of Sukkot from the Past

    I can still picture the loosely constructed hut built behind my synagogue in New Rochelle, N.Y., every Sukkot. During my childhood, I’d reach for eggplants, red peppers and apples pinned to interior walls and hanging from branches entwined in its roof. I inhaled the scent of autumn air and fresh produce. With frost on the… More ▸

  • Jewish Members of Congress, Staffers Fill Capitol Hill Sukkah

    More than 150 Jewish congressional staffers and at least five members of Congress celebrated Sukkot this week in a rain-beaten sukkah overlooking the National Mall. For the third consecutive year, Lubavitch Rabbi Levi Shemtov hosted the event, which was held by the Capitol Jewish Forum. He stressed the image of Jewish unity when he explained… More ▸

  • Sukkot Feature: Campaign Launched to Recognize Vegetarianism As Ultimate Kashrut

    The Jewish Vegetarians of North America have launched a campaign to convince more people that abstaining from eating animal products is the highest form of kashrut observance. The campaign, launched just before Sukkot, a holiday rooted in the harvest festival, is aimed at getting vegetarianism on the Jewish agenda, according to Richard Schwartz, a member… More ▸

  • Get Your Peanuts, Cracker Jack and Sukkah at This World Series

    There was something new to go along with the traditional peanuts and Cracker Jack at this year’s World Series – a sukkah. The sukkah mobile, a portable sukkah perched atop a U-Haul truck, greeted baseball fans as they arrived at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, home to the Marlins, before Game 2 of the Series…. More ▸