At the start of Sukkot, we asked all of our social media friends, fans, and followers to share a photo of their sukkah. We received some great submissions, which we couldn't resist sharing more broadly. Check out the thumbnails below and click through to see a larger version of each picture. Want to add yours to the mix? There's still time. Post your photo to our Facebook wall, and we'll update this post to include it. Chag Sukkot sameach! [gallery link="file" columns="4" orderby="rand"]
January 14, 2022
Eighty years ago on January 20, 1942, the infamous Wannsee Conference took place in a large lakeside three-story mansion in suburban Berlin. Fifteen Nazi German leaders attended the meeting that coordinated plans to "orderly execute" ---murder--- millions of Jews during World War II.
“Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children”
January 11, 2022
The upcoming holiday of Tu BiShvat -- the birthday of the trees - brings back a memory of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In the museum is an enormous cross-section of a giant sequoia tree. Standing before it is a sublime experience. The cross-section overwhelms you with its sheer size, inspiring questions about the size of the tree it was cut from.
January 3, 2022
As I thought about what would be involved if we did our own Tu BiShvat seder, it seemed interesting and fun. Tasting lots of fruits? Marking a time to appreciate, mindfully and respectfully, trees and the earth? Drinking wines and grape juices? Yes, please.