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  • Desperately seeking Sukkot supplies on Pico-Robertson

    By Tess Cutler

    October 7, 2014 | 1:18 pm

    Yeshiva boys don’t sell lemonade; they sell etrogs. 

    “Etrog! Get your etrog!” a pre-pubescent voice shouted as I ventured down Pico Boulevard on Oct. 5, when sidewalks became home to an etrog bidding war that would make Sotheby’s cower in shame. I’ve bartered at shuks in...

  • From palm fronds to poppies: The Jews who brought them to L.A.

    October 7, 2014 | 10:55 am

    As we celebrate Sukkot with all its greenery and bounty, it’s also a good time to remember a couple of Jewish Johnny Appleseeds who added variety and color to the Los Angeles landscape. From the end of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th, Eugene Germain, along with Manfred...

  • 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,...

  • Sukkot in the City

    By Jane Ulman

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Sukkot ("tabernacles" or "booths" in English) is one of three major Jewish pilgrimage festivals (shalosh regalim) and begins at sundown on Sept. 26. The eight-day festival, which ends with Simchat Torah on Friday, Oct. 5, is celebrated in a variety of ways. Here is The Jewish...