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Posts Tagged: Sukkot

October 9, 2017 3:43 pm
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Israeli Bistro Builds Better Life for At-Risk Youths

JNS.org - Jews around the world view the Sukkot holiday as a time for gratitude and acknowledging life’s blessings. But for several at-risk Israeli teenagers, there...

October 4, 2017 1:09 pm
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A Sukkot Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

1. Sukkot and Senator Robert Byrd. The holiday of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles) is dedicated to the study of the Book of Ecclesiastes, which was...

October 3, 2017 4:36 pm
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From Festivals to Feasts: Four of the Top Sukkot Events in Israel

JNS.org - Sukkot in Israel is high season for tourism, as visitors from around the world arrive in the Jewish state to enjoy the plethora of cultural...

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...

Culture

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

US Retreat, Russia-Iran Ties Pose Problems for Israel in Syria and the Region

JNS.org - With one of the bloodiest civil wars in modern history possibly winding...

Exposing the Terror Ties of Students for Justice in Palestine

JNS.org - A newly released report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) think tank exposes the terror affiliations of...

After Teen Terror Attack, Jewish Leaders Urge Withdrawal of Bill on Palestinian Minors

JNS.org - In the wake of an attack by a teenage Palestinian terrorist that...

World

Islamic Republic’s New Navy Commander Looks to ‘Fly Iranian Fla...

The new chief of the Iranian navy declared on Wednesday that the Tehran regime intends to "soon" send ships across...

Israel

Mother of Slain Argentine Prosecutor Alberto Nisman Demands Investigation I...

The mother of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine federal prosecutor murdered in January 2015, has formally requested that former President Cristina...

Middle East

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri Puts Resignation on Hold

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Wednesday he was putting his resignation on hold, more than two weeks after he shocked the country by saying he was stepping down. Speaking hours after he...

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