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  • Christmas in Sukkot?

    By Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Last year we moved into a home large enough to build the sukkah we've been dreaming of for a long time. My partner, Stephen Ariel, designed a sturdy, easy-to-assemble structure, and with the abundant bamboo in our backyard we could harvest homegrown skakh (branches used for...
  • Sukkahs are for sleeping

    By Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    We were all refugees from New York, where shivering in the sukkah made global warming seem like an attractive alternative. Taking up residence in California conferred some advantages -- and responsibilities. We were intent on doing what our Ashkenazi forebearers, who lived in...