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Sukkot: The Sukkah Paradox

September 10, 2006 – 5:54 am | 2,079 views
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The Sukkah Paradox
For eight days I abandon the comforts of home and move into a backyard hut, a temporary shelter called a Sukah. My Sukkah is buffeted by wind and chilled by the cold, yet as I sit inside, I am happy.  I lift my eyes and behold the panorama …

Sukkot: A Basic Overview

November 4, 2005 – 8:20 pm | 2,043 views

The Sukkah
The holiday of Sukkos introduces the second half of the High Holiday season. The first half is somber and reflective; the second half is celebrated with joy. In our extreme gratitude to the Almighty for granting us yet another good year, we rejoice, revel and celebrate.Sukkos falls on the …

Sukkot/Simchat Torah: Pyramids of Unity

November 2, 2005 – 3:50 am | 2,549 views
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The Holiday Mitzvot
There are two Mitzvt that are specifically intended for the holiday of Sukkot, eating in the Sukkah (outdoor hut covered with S’chach, tree branches) and the blessing over the four species. The mitzvah designated for the holiday of Simchat Torah is the dancing and rejoicing of young and …

Sukkot: The Holiday of Clouds and Huts

November 2, 2005 – 3:37 am | 2,236 views
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A Charming Celebration
Since my earliest childhood, the holiday of Sukkot held a special place in my heart. Sukkot equaled festivity, joy, celebration and of course an ad hoc family gathering of amateur Sukkah builders. My father would erect the walls of our little Sukkah hut and for eight days we …