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Sukkot

Shiny, colorful decorations strung in a sukkah

One iconic, modern Hebrew song about Sukkot is far more than a simple holiday song for children.

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
Lulav and etrog against a bright blue background

While all Jewish holidays serve as great opportunities to practice audacious hospitality, Sukkot has always stood out to me as the most audaciousl

Chris Harrison
Golden brown turkey, potatoes, and mushrooms in a roasting pan

This year, Canadian Thanksgiving coincides with the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot on Monday October 14. 

 

 

Cantor Katie Oringel
The author's sukkah at night

Growing up, I always felt like I was forced to go to the synagogue immediately after Yom Kippur to sweat in the hot Florida sun while we constructed the communal sukkah.

Rabbi Matt Dreffin
A group of friends eating a casual dinner together

Israel is more than what makes the headlines. It is also filled with people who will reach across the divide and give you the opportunity to be in community together.

Chelsea Feuchs
Bedouin village

Although we don’t vote in Israel’s elections and should not expect to, neither does the Knesset have a monopoly over the Zionist project. It belongs to all Jews.

Abe Silberstein
Hands holding up a globe

Each year, the voice that speaks to my soul about the contrast between the inward focus of Yom Kippur and the outward thrust of Sukkot grows louder and louder.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs
Man in black shirt pointing at smiling emoji, not at the sad or middle-of-the-road emojis.

Several times during the year, the Jewish calendar places joyous and challenging holidays near each other. What lessons we take from this juxtaposition?

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher
Phases of the moon arcing across the sky; full moon in the middle

Although we may think time moves in a linear fashion, Jewish holidays insert themselves in unexpected moments and places, seemingly out-of-sync with our expectations.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman
Two people in total shadow jumping on the beach with sunlight behind them

Before we left the house as kids, my dad always asked, “Is everybody happy?” Learn what Jewish tradition has to say about happiness.

Rabbi Sharon G. Forman

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