Jewish Journal

Boycott or buy Israeli etrogim during shmita year?

by Orit Arfa

September 24, 2015 | 1:57 pm

Jewish merchants come from around the world to buy from Moroccan etrog growers such as Mohammed Douch, left, with his cousin. Photo by Ben Sales

At a citrus farm near Rehovot in Israel, a fifth-generation etrog grower is upset about a boycott, of sorts, of Israeli goods.... read full article

  • Inside the sukkah: Reflected light

    by Joelle Keene

    September 24, 2015 | 1:44 pm

    What is it about lights twinkling in the darkness that is so … transporting? Is it the contrast between dark and light, or the subliminal message that...

  • Building justice and shelters from the storm

    by William Deresiewicz

    September 24, 2015 | 1:16 pm

    When I describe Tivnu: Building Justice, the social-justice startup founded by my friend Steve Eisenbach-Budner, to people who know him, this is what I...

  • Celebrating Sukkot in a time of drought

    by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA

    September 21, 2015 | 11:30 am

    While preparing for Sukkot in drought-ridden California, I hoped that the holiday’s joy had not dried up alongside much of the state’s water...

  • Worth a trek: Searching Moroccan mountains for etrogs

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    September 18, 2015 | 9:44 am

    We had to cross the gorge, and the only way was to walk single file on a narrow concrete gutter, maybe a foot wide, that bridged the two cliffs. Below...

  • Fasten your seat belts: The drive-thru sukkah awaits

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    October 13, 2014 | 3:41 pm

    Last week we reported on the pedi-sukkah — essentially a tricycle rickshaw with a sukkah attached, designed to bring the holiday of Sukkot to the...

  • Building a stable sukkah, building a stable L.A.

    by Rob Eshman

    October 8, 2014 | 10:14 am

    Many years ago, my wife and I lived in a ground-floor apartment in the Ocean Park section of Santa Monica, on a hill with a view of the bay.


  • Time to build a Sukkah

    by Robin Heinz Bratslavsky

    October 7, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    After you break the fast, it’s time to break out the tools. One of the most authentic ways to celebrate this ancient harvest festival is to build a...

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