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  • Sukkot and Our Duty to Alleviate Poverty

    By Rabbi David Saperstein

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This Friday marks the end of the celebration of Sukkot. The word Sukkot, of course, means "booths," and refers to the temporary dwellings that we spent the past week eating, singing and even sleeping in. We remember the wandering of the Jews in the desert and celebrate the fall...

  • Fragility Around Us

    By Jane Ulman

    September 19, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On Sukkot, the Torah commands us to live in booths for seven days.

    As if we need these temporary huts to remind us of life's fragility.

    Nevertheless, my husband, Larry, and I, along with three of our sons, dutifully haul down the disassembled pieces of our prefab sukkah from the...