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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

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Bernard-Henri Lévy: Jews Have ‘Special Obligation’ to Support ...

One of the most prominent Western champions of Kurdish national rights has praised Monday's referendum on independence as the expression of a "just"...

Israel

Netanyahu Delays Settlement Planning Committee Meeting Ahead of Greenblatt ...

JNS.org - Ahead of the arrival of Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s international negotiations representative, in the Middle East this week,...

Middle East

PA to Hold Cabinet Meeting in Gaza, Solidifying Unity Government With Hamas

JNS.org - The Palestinian Authority (PA) will hold a cabinet meeting in the Gaza Strip next week, for the first time in two years, after the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas...

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