When New Zealand’s Jews observe Sukkot, religious rules are only half the story
This Sukkot, say an extra blessing for peace
Fancy versions of the Four Species go for more than $100
Judaism became a religion of laws, haunted and bound by the absence of a home for Jewish sovereignty
To the Talmudic rabbis, religion was not opposed to the law but deeply connected to its study, even if dialogue wins over decree
For a hundred generations Jews lived in anticipation of redemption, a historical tension that continues to define Judaism
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
Egypt’s politically expedient ban on the export of palm fronds has altered the lulav market in unexpected ways
Palm frond export ban threatens Sukkot lulav supply
To the neurotic urban parent, Sukkot might as well be called Booths of Death
Plus Jewish hogs, unwelcome visitors, and another poll
But no Polaroid pictures at the checkpoint, thanks
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Tabernacles
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