Jewish Journal

  • At Sukkot, turning oy into the season of joy

    By Edmon J. Rodman

    September 9, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    In open opposition to Kohelet (Ecclesiastes), which tells us on Sukkot “there is nothing new under the sun,” I decided to build a solar sukkah this...

  • Hut haven: World’s sukkahs shown in Netanya


    October 17, 2011 | 11:33 am

    More than 20 countries are displaying their traditional sukkahs at a festival in Israel celebrating Jewish Diaspora communities.

    The three-day festival,...

  • Soups are super for the sukkah

    by Sybil Kaplan, JTA

    October 11, 2011 | 11:52 am

    Cold or hot, soup is ideal for the sukkah.

    What better way to warm up on a chilly night or cool off on a warm afternoon?

    “In The Essential Book of...

  • Report: Egyptian lulavs smuggled to Israel, U.S.


    October 11, 2011 | 11:35 am

    Thousands of palm fronds for Sukkot lulavs reportedly have been smuggled out of Egypt despite a ban on their export.

    The Egyptian palm fronds have...

  • Opinion: Can we befriend all the world’s nations?

    October 10, 2011 | 11:17 am

    For great numbers of Jews, the Jewish people is family, its concerns always primary in our hearts. Many take this to mean that we must always attend to...

  • Should my sukkah have a debt ceiling?

    by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA

    October 7, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    Each Sukkot we read in Kohelet, Ecclesiastes, that there “is a time to tear down, and a time to build up.” For my sukkah it was time for both.


  • Sukkahs that captured a city’s imagination to go nationwide

    by Sue Fishkoff, JTA

    September 28, 2010 | 12:36 pm

    It was a surprise hit on the cultural roster of a city that may be the most culturally busy city in the nation.

    And even though the Sukkah City...

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