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Holding an ‘Illegal’ Shiva for My Mom

When the start of Sukkot delays a funeral for days and means there can be no shiva, it shakes a mourner’s foundations

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Welcoming Zionist Ideas Into the Sukkah, Day 5: Occupy Zionism

Today, for our ongoing series of influential Zionist texts, a double billing from modern Israel: Stav Shaffir’s political activism and Yedidia Stern’s balance of competing identities

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Singing Yiddish Hoshanas to Holiday Exhaustion

A Yiddish phrase that sums up the feeling of being utterly beat at the end of the holidays

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The Rabbi’s Feminist Zionism

Welcoming Zionist Ideas Into the Sukkah, Day 4: ‘A Jewish Feminist-Womanist Appreciation’ from the first Israeli-born woman rabbi

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Farm to Sukkah

Ep. 151: Celebrating the Jewish harvest festival with a visit to etrog farmers in California and etrog sellers on the Upper West Side, plus Jews who fled Europe to become chicken ranchers

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Welcoming Zionist Ideas Into the Sukkah, Day 3

For every day of Sukkot, we’re publishing a text by a different Zionist writer. Today it’s the French-Algerian author, Shmuel Trigano, on the illusions of post-Zionism

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Welcoming Zionist Ideas Into the Sukkah, Day 1

For every day of Sukkot, we’ll provide a text by a different Zionist pioneer. Today’s excerpt comes from Berl Katzenelson’s ‘Revolution and Tradition’

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All Your Sukkot Needs

From sukkah building and sukkah eating to religious observance, here’s a handy guide to Tablet’s best Sukkot reads

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Reb Aryeh’s Etrog

For Sukkot, a story by Israeli novelist Haim Be’er, in a first English translation

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My Second Bat Mitzvah

I’m not afraid of the bullies anymore

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As Many Head Home for the Holidays, Jewish Artists Ponder Just What ‘Home’ Means

From loss to joy to annoyance, wrestling with the places we come from

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Caught With My Khalemoyed in My Hand

Rokhl’s Golden City: In the off-days of Sukkot: not going to shul, going out with observant friends to hear an all-female klezmer band, and visiting Eichmann at a museum

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John V. Lindsay Builds a Sukkah

How a liberal mayor learned to embrace Jews’ international and cultural concerns to court their vote, and changed New York City politics

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Welcome the Ushpizot

Today on Jewcy: Get some feminist imagery into your sukkah!

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Finding Faith in Sukkot

After reading Ecclesiastes, I realized Sukkot is the perfect holiday for a spiritual skeptic like me

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The Sukkah as Metaphor: A Brooklyn Shul Addresses the Refugee Crisis

Congregation Beth Elohim pointedly welcomed a new generation of ‘ushpizin’

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The Magical Green Etrog

A dreamlike, childhood wonderment has grown into a special Sukkot tradition

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Jerusalem’s Top Hotels Think Big as Sukkot Approaches

Forget the little hut in the backyard. These grand sukkahs combine luxury and design with halachic detail.

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To Begin Again

When I found out I was pregnant, I had mixed feelings. The Jewish holidays helped me navigate the difficult emotional journey that followed.

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Move Over, Matzo Balls. Here Come Kreplach, the Metaphysical Dumplings.

On Hoshana Rabbah, as the High Holidays’ period of judgment comes to a conclusion, give your chicken soup a taste of something meaningful

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Re-Imagining the Sukkah

The contemporary and purpose-driven sukkah designs from eight finalists are on display at Toronto’s Sukkahville this weekend

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Sukkah-To-Go

From the bed of a Chevy truck, the ‘Wandering Sukkah’ art project is touring New York City, stopping here and there to give people ‘a moment of urban respite’

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Grandma’s Harira Soup: Sukkot, With a Touch of Casablanca

‘Recipes for food she had, but not so much recipes for life. But her cooking. Her cooking was the flawless creation that she wasn’t’

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S.Y. Agnon’s ‘The Etrog’: An Introduction

The 1947 short story for Sukkot appears in Tablet for the first time in English translation

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The Etrog

Fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Sukkot, in a new English translation by Jeffrey Saks

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Building a Time-Traveling Sukkah

A TARDIS sukkah that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside? It’s just what the doctor—Doctor Who, that is—ordered. And it’s a perfect metaphor for Judaism.

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Don’t Call Me Cute: A Grandfather’s Lament

How did my wife and I, successful professionals, become a ‘sweet, old couple’?

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What Is Shemini Atzeret, Anyway?

We ask the experts about the High Holiday season’s least-understood festival

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Milwaukee Jewish Federation Objects to High School Sukkah

The group pushed for student sukkah to be built off-campus this year. Why?

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The Five Best Sukkah Time-Lapse Videos

Because on YouTube, preparing for Sukkot only takes a few minutes

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