The Talmud Is a Training Manual for Jews Preparing for the Next Holy Era

For a hundred generations Jews lived in anticipation of redemption, a historical tension that continues to define Judaism

My Grandfather Collected Etrogs—To Be Passed Down to Future Generations

More than an ephemeral part of Sukkot observance, the fruit also symbolizes the commitment of one generation to the next

After Sukkot is Over, Don’t Discard That Etrog!

The citron, essential for Sukkot rituals, can be put to many wonderful uses after the holiday

Etrog Man

California citrus farmer John Kirkpatrick, a Presbyterian well-versed in Jewish agricultural law, is the only large-scale grower of etrogs in the U.S.

Make Like an Egyptian Tree, and Avoid Israel

Palm frond export ban threatens Sukkot lulav supply

The Grave Outdoors

To the neurotic urban parent, Sukkot might as well be called Booths of Death

Sundown: In Praise of Freaks

Shyne is free, etrogs are inedible, and Roth wins again

Shake Your Lulav at the Airport

But no Polaroid pictures at the checkpoint, thanks

Sukkot FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Tabernacles

Absolute Citron

A look at the etrog, the lemony fruit that helps define Sukkot

The Etrog Man

A consummate salesman sings the praises of this unusual fruit

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