Jewish Journal

A reflection on ethical consumption

by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

September 21, 2010 | 7:10 pm

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Each fall after the High Holy Days have passed, the Jewish people move from comfortable homes into impermanent huts in backyards, driveways and on balconies for the festival of Sukkot. By... read full article

  • Celebrate Sukkot with splendid autumn desserts

    By Linda Morel, JTA

    September 21, 2010 | 7:05 pm

    While most people equate Sukkot with autumn vegetables, I picture the holiday as a tea party. Among Jews who build sukkahs, the evening meal is the most popular time to gather inside these modern-day harvest huts.

    Because temperatures often dip at night, I much prefer spending...

  • A perpetual sukkah

    By Orit Arfa

    September 21, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    Arab workers are taking down a roof of a caravilla in the coastal town of Nitzan. They’re stacking the terra cotta tiles, leaving standing a framework of fading, mustard-colored, thin walls made of wallboard. The residents are moving out, and the shell of their former house is...

  • Heat damages Israel’s etrog crop


    September 21, 2010 | 1:00 pm

    Israel’s unusually extreme summer heat has seriously damaged this year’s etrog crop, growers say.

    Strong heat and winds caused many more of the fruit, one of the four species required for the Sukkot holiday starting Wednesday night, to fall off trees prematurely, a grower told...

  • Build a Sukkah [VIDEO]

    by Robin Heinz Bratslavsky

    August 20, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    After you break the fast, it’s time to break out the tools. Sukkot begins Sept. 22, and one of the most authentic ways to celebrate this ancient harvest festival is to build a sukkah (booth) of your own.

    Today, the celebration of Sukkot is a way to connect with our Jewish past...

  • Dalai Lama visits D.C. sukkah


    October 12, 2009 | 5:19 pm

    The Dalai Lama visited the sukkah of a Washington synagogue.

    The Buddhist spiritual leader met with the congregation’s worshipers in the sukkah of Adas Israel Synagogue after Saturday’s Sukkot holiday prayers, Ynet reported.

    The Dalai Lama told the crowd that it was his first time...

  • Sukkot with Ambassador Michael Oren

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    October 12, 2009 | 3:35 pm

    Last week, I came very close to witnessing the Prophet Zechariah’s vision of many nations gathering together in Jerusalem to worship God on Sukkot. I was actually not in Jerusalem, but if the Israeli Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC, is considered Israeli soil, then I...

  • Sukkat Shalom: From Uganda to U.S. and Back

    By Amy Klein

    September 30, 2009 | 4:26 am

    “You are going very far!”

    “What?” I yell over the loud drone of the motorcycle as it navigates the bumpy dirt roads of eastern Uganda.

    “Very far!” my driver yells back, turning his head to me as I clutch his midriff even tighter, hoping he will return his attention...

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