Fall’s bounty influences ingredients in both Sukkot and Thanksgiving foods. Look closely at some traditional side dishes to see stories of our Jewish culinary heritage.
As we turn to the start of a new Jewish year, perhaps we can be inspired by the all-too-familiar customer satisfaction survey to evaluate our spiritual lives.
In the Babylonian Talmud (M'nachot 29b) there is a wonderful midrash1 in which Moses is depicted as watching God sitting and writing crowns (embellishments that look a bit like crowns) on some of the letters in the Torah. Moses asked God why the Holy One was doing this.
The Israelites are given more commandments and make a pact. Listen to this fun rap about the holiday.