Keyword: Sukkot
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The Jewish community of greater Rhode Island celebrated Sukkot 5780 in schools, synagogues and at home with lulav, etrog and meals in the sukkah. Jewish Rhode Island hopes our readers enjoy this peek … more
Sukkot is being celebrated throughout Rhode Island, with events in backyard and community sukkahs. We've collected a few photos; feel free to submit your photos and we will feature a page in the Nov. 1 issue of Jewish Rhode Island. more
(Alma via JTA) – For most Jews, the etrog, a thick-rinded citrus, is relegated to a fleeting, supporting role. Held beside the lulav (palm frond) once a year during the upcoming festival of … more
  (My Jewish Learning via JTA) – The central mitzvah of Sukkot is found in Leviticus 23:42, where Jews are commanded to dwell in a sukkah, a temporary hut, for seven days and nights. We … more
(Kveller via JTA) – Here’s the short version of this article. If you leave your kids home on the High Holy Days so you can have grownup praying time, bring your kids on … more
I guess this year I’m going to claim Sukkot as my favorite holiday.  We didn’t observe it when I was a boy, but when my own children were growing up, I rediscovered this … more
JTA – So much at the Jewish New Year is sweet – first fruits, honey, honey cake. By the time Sukkot rolls around, we’re often looking for something savory to offset it … more
Each day Jews around the world pray for a “sheltering tabernacle of peace” to guard us and Jerusalem. What a beautiful image! A temporary booth is a metaphor for … more
One of the biggest themes of Sukkot is shelters, or dwellings. On Sukkot, Jews traditionally build a temporary dwelling, or booth, called a sukkah. Even the holiday is named after this important … more
JTA – Building up to Sukkot, with its temporary, shaky sukkah, it’s easy to forget that the holiday comes with something more substantial: its own book, Ecclesiastes – Kohelet in … more
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