Special Coverage

May 30, 2013

Interesting Sukkot facts The Israel Museum is home to one of the most unusual and beautiful sukkahs ever. It’s from 19th-century Germany, and it’s collapsible! The boards are carefully numbered and show scenes from Israel including Jerusalem and the Kotel.CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

Decorating the sukkah is lots of fun. Here’s an idea for a hanging mobile your children will enjoy looking at every time they eat or play in the sukkah. You will need: two wire coat hangers two twist ties tissue paper adhesive tape glue rag thread and needle ribbon Instructions: Cut ten strips of tissue CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

A family’s sukkah can be their home away from home. Like a collection of charming, if sometimes haphazard, larger-than-life boxes, sukkahs begin appearing outside Israeli homes soon after Yom Kippur. It’s almost a tradition, in fact, to start work on the booths hours after the fast is over.CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

If Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prepare the mind for teshuvah, repentance, and help the soul achieve divine forgiveness, then Sukkot is like a congratulations party for the body after a long, spiritual journey. Also called zeman simhateinu, the season of our rejoicing, Sukkot is about joy and giving thanks. When the children of Israel CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

Leviticus 23:39-43 discusses the Children of Israel wandering about after the Exodus, and God directs Jews to live in sukkot in commemoration. But it’s not just a matter of building the temporary home. God also tells His people to take “the fruit of goodly trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of thick trees and CONTINUE »