Sukkot

Sukkot is a famous Jewish holiday. It is also widely known as the Feast of Tabernacles. According to the Jewish Calendar, the holiday falls on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. Sukkot is the plural of Sukkah, which is the name for the type of hut or shelter in which the Jews lived for forty years during their time with Moses in the desert. Many people eat meals and live in the sukkah throughout the holiday.

Kinneret water level continues to rise, April 16, 2020
Sukkot is the time to invest in water

As the holiday season winds down, we’ve gone from focusing on repentance to focusing on water.

By AARON KATSMAN
08/10/2020
A United Arab Emirates (UAE) flag waves alongside an Israeli flag
Efrat settlers hold virtual sukkah meeting with UAE Jews

Efrat Council head Oded Revivi is among those in the settlement movement who has spoken out in favor of Israel’s peace deal with the UAE.

US Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a meeting with Jewish community leaders at the David Posnack J
Jews of color hold virtual sukkah hop to back Joe Biden

The event was held in partnership with Americans for Biden ahead of the vice presidential debate.

The Succot citron, etrog,  is protectively wrapped in silky flax padding and safeguarded in a covere
Trump White House brokers the (etrog) deal of the century

Thanks to Avi Berkowitz, Sukkot was was saved for tens of thousands of New York area Jews.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
08/10/2020
From the backwoods to Israel’s Torah

With the joy that is the theme of this holiday, Bracha's children have found their way home.

Simhat Torah and the lockdown’s legacy

As we bid farewell to one of history’s most unusual, unorthodox Sukkot, the very soul of Simhat Torah has been winnowed down to a shell of its former self.

Pascale’s Kitchen: Sweets for Tishrei’s end

Three recipes for delicious desserts that will help us end this challenging Tishrei holiday season with a sweet feeling.

Mea Shearim
JLM police cut deal with haredim to allow mass events for Sukkot -report

The weeklong Sukkot holiday typically draws thousands of celebrants to large public events.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
07/10/2020
Rivlin opens virtual sukkah for the last time as president

Over 70,000 people took part in the event, titled “Science Games at the President’s Sukkah,” in an online broadcast on social media platforms.

07/10/2020
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