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  • How to feed the hungry

    By Zan Romanoff

    October 3, 2013 | 4:56 pm

    On the fifth night of Sukkot, a panel gathered in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard headquarters to discuss how to handle hunger both at home and across the country. Rabbi Noah Farkas of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino explained that it was an auspicious...

  • How to celebrate Sukkot

    September 27, 2012 | 11:53 am

    If you’ve ever felt just a little silly sniffing what looks like an oversized lemon and shaking some branches, you’re not alone. Even though we do it every year, many of us aren’t quite sure why we do it. 

    This year, Sukkot begins on the evening of Sept. 30, and across the world...

  • Israel will not receive lulavs from Sinai

    September 11, 2012 | 9:22 am

    Israel likely will not have palm fronds from the Sinai for this year's Sukkot lulavs.

    Terror in the Sinai and a lack of communication between Israeli and Egyptian agricultural agencies are the reasons that the palm fronds will not be imported, Israel National News reported...

  • How to build a Sukkah [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    October 12, 2011 | 5:30 pm

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  • 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 | 11:35 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...

  • 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...

  • Berman presses Egypt on lulavs

    September 27, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    U.S. Rep. Howard Berman, a leading congressional Democrat, wrote the Egyptian prime minister urging him to export lulavs in time for Sukkot.

    “I understand that Egypt has previously limited the export of lulavs to prevent overharvesting, and I appreciate the fact that Egypt has a...

  • Egypt bans lulav exports to Israel, Diaspora

    September 19, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Egypt has banned the export of palm fronds to Israel and Jewish communities abroad, leading to fears of a lulav shortage for the Sukkot holiday.

    Israel had previously imported about 700,000 palm fronds a year in the run-up to Sukkot, which is about 40 percent of the annual demand,...

  • 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.