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  • Sukkot and Fifty Shades of Kosher.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    6 days ago

    We love people who sin like us and judge harshly those who sin differently.  Jews quarrel so much over how to approach God that we end up pushing God out to win an argument.  There are so many shades of Kosher.  On Sukkot, we are told “come together.”

    A friend told me that he...

  • Boycott or buy Israeli etrogim during shmita year?

    By  Orit Arfa

    2 weeks ago

    At a citrus farm near Rehovot in Israel, a fifth-generation etrog grower is upset about a boycott, of sorts, of Israeli goods. He’s not referring to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that seeks to boycott any and all Israeli products. This “boycott” is one practiced by...

  • Worth a trek: Searching Moroccan mountains for etrogs

    3 weeks ago

    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 us was a long, perilous drop onto the rocky depths.

    I was traveling deep into the rural communities of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains,...

  • September 30, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 30, 2012 | 1:00 am


    Hate-Speech Hypocrites

    William Satelan of Slate asks why it is acceptable to ban hate speech against Jews while defending mockery of Muslims. 

    This debate between East and West, between respect and pluralism, isn’t a crisis. It’s a stage of global progress. The...

  • How to build a Sukkah [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    October 12, 2011 | 5:30 pm

  • Bnei Menashe in India get Sukkot’s four species

    October 12, 2011 | 11:49 am

    The Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India will celebrate Sukkot this year with lulavs and etrogs sent from Israel.

    The Shavei Israel organization, which works to strengthen ties between the State of Israel and the descendants of Jews around the world, sent hundreds of sets of...

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

    October 11, 2011 | 9:52 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 surfaced in Israel and the United States, Haaretz reported, citing veteran palm frond traders.

    Israel previously had imported about...

  • 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...

  • What Happens in the Sukkah….

    By Rob Eshman

    October 5, 2009 | 12:18 pm

    In her sermon on Friday night, Naomi talked about Sukkot. She said the rabbis called the holiday, “The time of our happiness,” and command us to be “only happy” during the seven days of the Festival.

    “What does it mean to be ‘only happy’?” she asked. “How can one...

  • VIDEO: Sukkot services with the Happy Minyan

    November 9, 2008 | 3:38 am

    The spirited, eclectic Happy Minyan of L.A. davening Hoshana Rabba concluding Sukkot. Guest chazans, New York’s Yehuda Green and Lazar Wax, lead and deliver the cantillation.