Here’s three reasons why, especially in 2020, I think Hanukkah deserves to be celebrated in a “major” way.
An etrog liqueur for any time of year and a Havdalah-based liqueur made from besamim.
Every year, some 750,000 people visit the Western Wall during the High Holy days, but this year in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, there was almost no way to pray at site.
Being an American by birth, it has been important to me to search resources to find out how my forebearers there observed the holiday in the traditional manner.
The holiday's celebratory dancing is a custom which is not required to fulfill any of the core obligations.
Once we start to read the Torah all over again, we need to be reminded of its absolute holiness, rendering it nearly inaccessible and unapproachable.
In this 2020 fall season, let us try to develop a true inner joy that is based not on our external assets but rather on our vulnerability, faith and resilience.
Public health experts say it’s important not to be lulled into a false sense of safety during Sukkot just because you’re not inside.
The original sukkah-huts in the desert provided the first appreciation of human vulnerability.
One needs to enter the sukkah and be fully encompassed by it to fulfill his or her obligation to dwell in the sukkah.