sukkah

Called simply "The Festival," Jewish history books record Sukkot as was one of the greatest festivals anywhere in the ancient world. Thousands of musicians, performance artists and dancers filled the streets of ancient Jerusalem. It was a spiritual Carnival.
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Over the years, I've wondered why we need to stick with the dismal trappings of the kit sukkah. The metal structure itself is sturdy, comes in several sizes, and is easy to assemble. But why continue with the homely canvas cover?
The Jewish Feast of the Tabernacle, Sukkot, in 2015 began at sundown on Sunday, September 27, and ends at nightfall October
This week, the Jewish people celebrate the third holiday of the new year -- Sukkot. Following Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, which are devoted to intense prayer, Sukkot is an extremely active holiday and, as such, is one which, by its very nature, promotes unity.
The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is upon us, and university Hillels are celebrating with beautiful sukkahs, which are temporary
For more than a week, we continue to celebrate one holiday after another, each with its own set of rituals, songs, and customs. Exhausted by the holy days already behind us, and living in a culture that distrusts ritual in the first place, what can this frenetic activity mean to us?
The law that mandates "making" a sukkah means that it has to be a DIY project. I look around my sukkah and think of all that went into designing and building it, and its evolution over time.
For the eight days and seven nights of Sukkot, Jews traditionally eat and sleep in a sukkah, a temporary dwelling with a
Those rabbis sure didn't know a lot about marital relations when they asked us to build something in the dark after starving all day.
The commandment to be happy is not included among the positive commandments of the Torah except during the holiday of Sukkot.
(RNS) If you're wondering why your Jewish neighbors built a hut in their yard, it's because the Jewish harvest festival of
It is precisely when we are able to choose to leave the sukkah and enter the safety of our homes that we ought to be reminded how lucky we are and how many aren't so fortunate.
Sukkot encourages us to help the many people who live on a constant basis without permanent shelter. If one has been blessed, the Torah tells us at that moment to leave our home and dwell in a sukkah.
In 2001, Sept. 11 came three weeks before Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival whose major symbol is a thatched hut, a sukkah, utterly open to the wind and rain.
Sukkot is the holiday that most centers around guests and emphasizes hospitality. This is ironic since a sukkah is a temporary dwelling, not one's home at all.
The Biblical holiday of Sukkot, celebrated this and next week, contains wisdom that can help us learn to use our creative impulse for the highest good.