From Rosh Chodesh Elul until Yom Kippur we all become so forgiving to everyone. But what happens the day after? That’s when we have to restart, once again…
Sukkot, Hoshana Raba, Simchat Torah
When the People of Israel leave their homes and enter the sukkah for the sake of Hashem's Name, they merit to welcome the Divine presence there, and all the seven shepherds...
The Shaky Sukkah
We can learn from everything - even a wobbly sukkah - to focus on what's important in life. David Ben Horin explains...
The Joy of Sukkot
…each night of the seven nights of Sukkot expresses Hashem’s love in a different way...
Celebrate the Sukkot holidays with these great recipes from Jamie Geller. Salads, side dishes, and main courses are featured. Try them out and see for yourself!
Willow in the Wind
Kalman looked up from his butcher block and he saw some menacing Cossacks in the doorway. "Jhid," they sneered in Russian, "the day of your funeral has arrived"...
Rebbe Nachman on Sukkot
Rebbe Nachman has some very special things to say about Sukkoth and its related mitzvoth, for on Sukkoth, a person merits Divine abundance of all kinds...
Hoshana Rabba-Simchat Torah Recipes
Stumped with what to serve on Hoshana Rabba and Simchat Torah… just stuff it and you’re good. Check out amazing recipes from Jamie Geller!
Simchat Beit HaShoeva
It was a mass celebration with Sages juggling lit torches, Levites singing songs, and the water libation ceremony.
Who is Running the Hotel in Warsaw?
Isn't it odd that we celebrate Succot now, after Yom Kippur? Chronologically, Succot should come after Pesach when the Succot were created in the desert.
Is Jewish Identity Enough?
Is it enough to be a Jew in your heart, without keeping Torah and mitzvot in practice? The blessing on the 4 species teaches us a powerful answer…
The Most Beautiful Etrog
Walking home with Agnon, the rabbi emphasized to him how important it was to have a beautiful, flawless etrog on Sukkot, and how the beauty of the etrog...
An Injection of Motivation
While it is true that self-criticism has an important place, it is a big mistake to think that spiritual progress is going to happen from criticism.
A Year of Happiness – Part 2
The sukkah is a segula to merit the Torah. This is why after Sukkot, all the people of Israel merit Simchat Torah - to rejoice, sing, and dance with the Torah.
Sukkot can be my practice of happily doing Hashem's Will even when I'm uncomfortable!
The soul is always gravitating toward the Almighty. It desires holiness at all times. We are created to be happy, holy, and close to our Creator…
Miracle in the Desert
We eat, sleep, and sit in tents. We are helpless to the elements, slaves to the whims of nature. We are babies in our Father's arms, completely dependent on His mercy…
Palace of the King
The Succah is the King's Palace. Go inside, and with each slow breath appreciate how there is no negativity of any kind in the King's House...