• Rabbi Teitz Reports Russ Jews Will Get Succoth Items Before U.S. Jews Do

    Soviet Jews will receive their Succoth species–esrogim, lulavim and hadassim–two weeks before American Jews will, Rabbi Pinchas Teitz of Elizabeth, N.J., reported today. Rabbi Teitz, a former member of the presidium of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by telephone that he had been advised… More ▸

  • Special State Election on Succoth Deprives Orthodox of Right to Vote

    The Vaad Hoeir, the Orthodox Jewish Community Council here, has launched a letter-writing campaign to members of the State Legislature to protest the scheduling of a special statewide election for Oct. 5, the second day of Succoth. The Council charged that observant Jews will in effect be deprived of their right to vote. Gov. Warren… More ▸

  • Few Jews in Poland Celebrated High Holy Days or Succoth

    There was virtually no celebration of the High Holy Days or the Succoth holiday by the few remaining Jews in Poland, according to word reaching here from Warsaw. The only religious services were those organized by the residents of Jewish homes for the aged in Warsaw and Lodz on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Unlike… More ▸

  • Jews Urged to Omit Grapes from Sukkot to Aid California Pickers

    Philadelphia Jews were urged today to omit grapes when they decorate their Sukkot for the fall harvest festival that commences Sept. 27. Rabbi Elias Cherry, president of the Greater Philadelphia Board of Rabbis, said the omission would be a gesture of support for California grape-pickers who have been striking for over a year for the… More ▸

  • President Shazar Holds Succot Open House for 10,000, Greets Moslems, Christians

    President Zalman Shazar of Israel held open house yesterday and was visited by more than 10,000 people–Jews, Moslems and Christians–from all over Israel. It was a holiday tradition, coinciding with the Succot pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The President was greeted by new immigrants from villages around Jerusalem, by Arabs and Jews from Hebron, by East Jerusalemites… More ▸

  • Succot Celebration in Israel Like a U.S. Holiday Weekend-bumper-to-bumper Traffic

    Bumper-to-bumper traffic on Israel’s main highways was a frustrating feature of the Succot holiday as Israeli families took advantage of fine weather to travel to beach and other resorts. The traffic, reminiscent of conditions on American roads during a holiday weekend, was most congested at the approaches to Jerusalem. Tens of thousands converged on the… More ▸

  • Moscow Chief Rabbi Thanks Canadian Jews for Succoth Festival Needs

    The Chief Rabbi of Moscow, J.L. Levin, has acknowledged by letter the receipt of a gift of etrogim and lulavim (citrons and palm branches) sent to Russian Jewry by the Canadian Jewish Congress for the celebration of the Succoth festival. In the letter addressed to Michael Garber, president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, and written… More ▸

  • Israelis Begin Celebration of Succoth-simhas Torah Festivals

    Israeli families by the thousands moved out of doors tonight to take their evening meal in booths decorated with garlands of fall flowers and fruits as the seven day Succoth-Simhas Torah festival began here. The Ministry of Religious Affairs has organized a pilgrimage to Mt. Zion in Jerusalem on Sunday where prayers for peace will… More ▸

  • Moscow Chief Rabbi Receives Succoth Supplies Sent by Canadian Jewish Congress

    The Canadian Jewish Congress received confirmation today through the Canadian Department of External Affairs that an air shipment of religious supplies for the Succoth holiday it had sent to Moscow had been received by Chief Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin there. The decision to send the supplies to Moscow was taken by the Canadian Jewish Congress… More ▸

  • Israeli Requests to Ship Succoth Supplies Unanswered by USSR

    Efforts to send to Soviet Jews a supply of ethrogim, Israeli grown citrons used in rites celebrating the holiday of Succoth, have thus far failed. Requests for permits addressed to the Soviet authorities remain unanswered, it was reported here today. Succoth starts the evening of September 20. Privately, some Israelis have been sending ethrogim to… More ▸