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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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A Holiday Pilgrimage to an Amusement Park

Each year during Sukkot, Hershey Park hosts a day of kosher festivities

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Designer Lulavs and Luxury Etrogs Sweep Israel

Fancy versions of the Four Species go for more than $100

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Hard Times for the Upper West Side’s Venerable Judaica Store

West Side Judaica has been a fixture in Manhattan for 80 years. Now, rising rent and online competition threaten its future.

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The Study of Law as a Spiritual Act: Finding Truth and Meaning in the Talmud

Two years and 100 columns in to the Daf Yomi cycle, our critic pauses to reflect on its intellectual challenges and delights

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If Even the Angel of Death Makes Mistakes, Where Is There True Justice?

The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death

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In the Rains, Talmudic Symbols of Goodwill, Punishment, and a Deep Covenant

The Torah sages study and respond to natural phenomena in an effort to understand our place on Earth

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Jugglers, Acrobats, a Magnificent Temple—and Notably No Political Strife

In the Talmud, nostalgic, biblical, divine explanations override accurate secular history and chronology

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Why Read Daf Yomi? To Rediscover an Older Way of Imagining the Jewish Spirit.

To the Talmudic rabbis, religion was not opposed to the law but deeply connected to its study, even if dialogue wins over decree

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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

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Jewish Culture Was Not Always a Response to Non-Jewish Culture

Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.

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Rationalism, Mysticism, Slaves, and a Sukkah Made From an Elephant

The Talmud describes rabbis who were not just judges and legal analysts, but magicians as well

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