Jewish Holidays

Celebrate and observe the Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Tu Beshevat and more.

Simhat Torah: A lot to celebrate

In the human realm, Torah study waxes and wanes. We are currently living through a renaissance of Torah study and therefore have particular reason to celebrate Simhat Torah.

By MOSHE TARAGIN
15/10/2022

Simhat Torah: How we can talk to God

The Siddur reminds us not just of the things we want, but of the things we should want. Perhaps most importantly, it gives us a reason to connect with God during our busy lives. 

By AHARON E. WEXLER
15/10/2022

Simhat Torah: Let’s dance!

So how do we celebrate a covenant with God? How do we express the joy and the privilege of being Jewish? What is the right way to celebrate our love of God? The Jewish nation has the answer.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
14/10/2022
Decorating a Sukkah

All means all: A Sukkot lesson on inclusion in Jewish tradition

May we open our sukkot, our homes, and our hearts to those on the outside – whomever they may be.

By Simcha Scholar
10/10/2022

Is the sukkah as temporary as it seems?

When we sit out in our sukkot this year, may we dedicate ourselves to building this sukkah, and widening it to encompass us all.

By Ma'ayan Turner
10/10/2022

Sukkot: Searching for etrogs in Morocco’s ancient groves

How are etrogim picked out and inspected in Morocco?

Sukkot: Uncovering the ancient pilgrimage to the Temple Mount

Pilgrimages to the Temple Mount were a central aspect of Sukkot in biblical times. Discoveries along the pilgrimage road in Jerusalem’s City of David shed light on this oft-forgotten custom

09/10/2022

The 3 Images: True stories, introspection lessons for Yom Kippur - review

This imaginative piece of writing explores the desire to awaken in each person the feeling and power of kavanah, sincere intention in prayer and in life.

By ESTHER POSNER
09/10/2022

Sukkot: Lulav unity and sukkah unity

Despite the obvious hierarchy among the four elements, they are all included in one arrangement, thereby modeling the ideal of an inclusive society.

By MOSHE TARAGIN
08/10/2022

Sukkot: What the sukkah means to me

I’m looking forward to another Sukkot in Jerusalem where you can buy your lulav and etrog on the street in front of your home and build your sukkah on the mirpeset (balcony/patio) of your apartment.

By STEPHEN M. FLATOW
08/10/2022
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