Jewish Journal

  • A reflection on ethical consumption

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    September 21, 2010 | 7:10 pm

    Each fall after the High Holy Days have passed, the Jewish people move from comfortable homes into impermanent huts in backyards, driveways and on...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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