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Posts Tagged: Sukkot

October 26, 2016 6:30 am
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10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in the United States Seriously -- everyone and...

October 23, 2016 7:36 am
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Jews and Christians Rejoicing Over the Sukkot Holiday Drowned Out the Foolish, Futile UNESCO Resolution

UNESCO chose a rather odd time to ratify its resolution against Israel’s “occupation of Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif” and Jerusalem’s Old City. The declaration, which was initially...

October 21, 2016 2:47 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith

JNS.org - 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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‘Shmita’ Sabbatical Year Puts Israel’s ‘Four Species’ Industry in a Bind This Sukkot

JNS.org - Hagai Kirshenbaum is a member of the fourth generation of his family to harvest etrogim (singular: etrog) on a large orchard outside of Rehovot...

Culture

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Rouhani: Iran Will ‘Firmly Respond’ If Obama Doesn’t Bloc...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the US Congress,...

Israel

Netanyahu: Government ‘Working Overtime’ to Find ‘Respons...

The government is “working overtime” to come up with a “responsible solution” to the Amona issue that will both protect...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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