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Posts Tagged: Sukkot

October 21, 2016 2:47 pm

Head of Major West Bank Jewish Community Calls on PA to ‘Immediately Release’ Palestinians Arrested After They Visited His Sukkah

The head of a major Jewish community in the West Bank is calling on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to “immediately release” three Palestinians who were...

October 21, 2016 6:46 am

Defying Past Antisemitic Vandalism, Jewish Students at U of Montana Erect Campus Sukkah

Jewish students at the University of Montana (UM) refused to allow past antisemitism to deter them from building a sukkah on campus, the independent student newspaper the Montana...

October 16, 2016 6:35 am

A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

1. Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the transition of the Jewish people from bondage in Egypt to sovereignty in the Land of Israel; from...

October 16, 2016 6:32 am

Rain and Sukkot

Between the two World Wars in Eastern Europe, yeshiva students used to entertain each other at weddings and other happy occasions with Gramen -- Yiddish rhymes that...

October 14, 2016 7:45 am

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated to Israel, where they worked the...

October 14, 2016 7:29 am

The Paradox of Sukkot: Finding Joy in Uncertainty

When contemplating the festival of Sukkot, we are confronted with a remarkable paradox. As is well known, the Sukkah visualizes our life span in the world....

October 4, 2015 6:19 pm

ADL Blames Abbas for ‘Renewed’ Palestinian Violence Against Israelis

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "implicitly gave the green light for renewed violence against Israeli civilians with a wink and a nod" during his U.N. address last week,...

October 2, 2015 4:05 am

Why It’s Hard to Be a Religious Jew, and Why It’s Worth It

Judaism began with 40 years of wandering in the desert, with plenty of time to celebrate festive days. Its calendar, based on both the solar...

September 30, 2015 6:31 am

The Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2015

1. The U.S. connection: Columbus Day is celebrated around Sukkot. According to "Columbus Then and Now" (Miles Davidson, 1997, p. 268), Columbus arrived in America on Friday...

September 27, 2015 6:48 am

This Sukkot, Israel’s Immigrant Children Given Chance to Enjoy the Holiday

When the Yemin Orde Youth Village was established on Mount Carmel in northern Israel in 1953, few could have predicted the impact it would have...

September 25, 2015 4:45 am

Why Sukkot Reminds Us of the Need for a Jewish State

The Duke of Manheim once asked Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Levin why children ask the "Four Questions" on Passover and not Sukkot.“After all, on Sukkot you have more...

September 3, 2015 6:35 am

‘Shmita’ Sabbatical Year Puts Israel’s ‘Four Species’ Industry in a Bind This Sukkot - Hagai Kirshenbaum is a member of the fourth generation of his family to harvest etrogim (singular: etrog) on a large orchard outside of Rehovot...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Trump Lays Out Agenda for First 100 Days in Office in Gettysburg Speech

Donald Trump planted a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of...


Israel Security Agency: Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem Doubled in September

Terrorist attacks in Jerusalem doubled last month compared to August, according to Israel’s security agency, the Shin Bet. There were 26 attacks in the capital in September, compared to 13 in...

Middle East

Turkey Expands Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...