• Sukkot Tourists in Jerusalem Prove Fear of Intifada is over

    The Sukkot-Simchat Torah holiday just ended appears to have been the most successful for Jerusalem in the nearly two years since the Palestinian uprising began. Although tourism figures and hotel occupancy rates for the holiday period are not yet available, there is a strong feeling in the hotel business and among shopkeepers and restaurateurs that… More ▸

  • Misprint in Succoth Prayerbrook is Reported by the Publisher

    A nationwide alert to four misprinted lines in its latest prayer-book has been issued by Mesorah Publications of Brooklyn. Mesorah, which publishes the ArtScroll series of English translations of Judaica classics, says that four lines in its new Succoth machzor went unnoticed until two days before the holiday, too late to be recalled. The four… More ▸

  • Election Date to Avoid Conflict with the Succoth Holiday

    The Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami reported today that Gov. Bob Graham of Florida had changed the second primary date of a special election from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22 because the earlier date coincided with Shemini Atzeret (Succoth). Graham issued an executive order changing the date in response to a telegram from Rabbi Norman… More ▸

  • The Celebration of Succoth

    More than 5000 Lubavitcher Hasidim gathered in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn last night and sang and danced until early this morning to celebrate Succoth. Several blocks of Kingston Avenue, the main business street of Crown Heights, were closed off by the police as were intersecting streets. “It was reminiscent of the joy of… More ▸

  • Succoth Celebrated in Moscow

    The opening days of Succoth were celebrated in Moscow with songs of celebration, according to information received from the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry. One hundred Soviet Jews observed the start of the Succoth holiday while 150 plainclothes policemen followed them. As the Jews song, the police revved up a tractor to drown… More ▸

  • Protest Against Elections Coinciding with Succoth Holiday

    The Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) has protested against the scheduling of 17 federal by-elections on Oct. 16, coinciding with the Succoth holiday. In a telegram to Premier Pierre Elliott Trudeau, David Satok, Rose, executive vice president of the CJC, said the action by the federal government was “insensitive to the political and religious rights of… More ▸

  • Report Thousands of Soviet Jews Celebrate Succoth and Simhat Torah

    Thousands of Soviet Jews celebrated the Succoth and Simhat Torah holidays last week in full view of agents of the KGB. The Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry has learned that 20,000 Jews sang and danced in joyous celebration of Simhat Torah in front of the Moscow Synagogue. Meanwhile, 2000 others celebrated the holiday… More ▸

  • Behind the Headlines “sukkah in the Sky”

    The Feast of the Tabernacles, Succoth, which was celebrated last week by Jews all over the world, had a unique addition to the thousands of sukkot in private homes, in synagogues and on terraces of apartment houses in this city. The hundreds of representatives of major Jewish organization, lay and religious leaders, city and state… More ▸