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Sukkot

Before life gave the Near East lemons, it gave it citrons.

Dafna Langgut
Feb. 7 2018 12:01AM

Building a sukkah in Nazareth.

Oct. 19 2017 12:01AM

“A gut kvitl!” East European Jews once said to each other in the days just before and during the holiday of Sukkot, and many still do. What does it mean?

Oct. 10 2017 12:01AM

A bitter frost threatens this year’s crop.

Aug. 10 2017 12:01AM

The eternal and the temporary.

Jonathan Sacks
Oct. 20 2016 12:01AM

The history of holiday greetings.

Oct. 1 2015 12:01AM

“The Etrog,” newly rendered into English.

S. Y. Agnon
Sept. 30 2015 12:01AM

This Sukkot, Jews around the world will import etrogim from remote regions of the Atlas Mountains.

Ben Sales
Sept. 24 2015 12:01AM

With the recitation of the prayer for rain on Sh’mini Atzeret, the High Holiday season closes in a reminder of human frailty and divine beneficence. 

Lauren Berkun
Sept. 25 2013 12:00AM

In the army, sacrifice, discomfort, privation, and the fragility of life—all symbolized by the sukkah—are facts of everyday existence.

David Frommer
Sept. 24 2013 12:00AM

For two millennia, Jews have agreed on the identity of the four species of Sukkot plants; prior to  the rabbis, though, consensus is conspicuously absent.

Sept. 24 2013 12:00AM

“Jews are the world’s experts in insecurity, having lived with it for millennia. And the supreme response to insecurity is Sukkot.”

Jonathan Sacks
Sept. 18 2013 12:00AM

As the festival on which both temples were dedicated, Sukkot is associated in both prophetic and rabbinic literature with the messianic era—and historically with several. . .

Malka Simkovitch
Sept. 17 2013 12:00AM