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Category: Sukkot

Is There a Bracha for Sukkah Hopping?

bwestrich (Posted on October 3, 2017)
From the Lindenbaum Center for Halakhic Studies

Time to Build the Sukkah!

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on September 18, 2017

There is a practice to build the sukkah immediately following Yom Kippur, to begin involving ourselves with mitzvot as soon as possible so as to turn our teshuvah process into action. But building a sukkah is not just one mitzvah of many mitzvot; it can be seen as a model of how we can live our lives better in the year to come.…

Time to Build the Sukkah!

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on October 14, 2016

There is a practice to build the sukkah immediately following Yom Kippur, to begin involving ourselves with mitzvot as soon as possible so as to turn our teshuva process into action.  But building a sukkah is not just one mitzvah of many mitzvot; it can be seen as a model of how we can live our lives better in the year to come.…

Rain, Rain Go Away?

by Rabbi Haggai ResnikoffPosted on September 7, 2016

The thought came to me when I began this daf that an important theme has dropped out of Sukkot the way we celebrate it: the theme of water. At the time of Chazal, and even more so in the time of the Second Temple, Sukkot was largely about doing rituals and praying for a rainy winter, a crucial need in an agricultural world.…