Jewish Journal

Sukkahs that captured a city’s imagination to go nationwide

by Sue Fishkoff, JTA

September 28, 2010 | 12:36 pm

"Fractured Bubble," by Henry Grosman and Babak Bryan of Long Island City, N.Y., was the winner of the Sukkah City architectural competition in Manhattan. (courtesy of Reboot)

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 architectural competition in New York is... read full article

  • Chicago synagogue, sukkah vandalized


    September 22, 2010 | 10:48 am

    A Chicago-area synagogue, including its sukkah, was vandalized.

    Temple Menorah in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago was attacked early Tuesday morning. The building, which houses three Jewish congregations and a Jewish day school for girls, had its windows broken and the sides...

  • 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 balconies for the festival of Sukkot. By eating and living in these fragile shelters, we train ourselves to temporarily subordinate our...

  • 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...

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