Sukkot

Four deeper meanings of the lulav and etrog

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Like Abraham and Sarah, a bagel and schmear, or apples and pie, the lulav and etrog are a perfect pair. The lulav and etrog...

Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl releases Sukkot guide

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Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl, an unaffiliated congregation of 130 households, usually celebrates Sukkot with a communal sukkah, but that won’t be possible this...
Avraham Cohen's sukkah (courtesy)

How Baltimoreans are making sukkahs this year

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The construction of a happy holiday Though Sukkot looks a little different this year, it hasn’t stopped the community from building sukkahs. At Beth El Congregation...
an outdoor, socially distanced service

Rosh Hashanah dinner, Yom Kippur break-fast, sukkah hops: How risky are these High Holiday...

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When Passover arrived just a few weeks after the pandemic set in earlier this year, it was clear that seders with families and friends...

Festival Harvests the Joy of Sukkot

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Imagine an energetic band blasting tunes, beautiful neon colors swirling in a tent and an awkwardly large bird dancing in crisp air. Behold: an...

Why Sukkot is Like the Love that Glows

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On the Shabbat during Sukkot we read of Moshe’s second trip up Mount Sinai. When he returns, something startling happens: Moshe’s face radiates. As...

A Home Away From Home Away From Home: Colleges Prepare for Sukkot

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Sukkot, in Rabbi Mendy Rivkin’s experience, is his students’ favorite holiday. Rivkin, who co-directs the Towson/Goucher Chabad with his wife, Sheiny, finds that the...

No Room for a Sukkah? Take Your Pick at Sukkah City

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Sept. 27 will be a night of celebration, Sukkot gathering and community joy at the first Sukkah City at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC,...

Whither the Sukkah When You Live in an Apartment?

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Sure, you may have an expansive patio, deck or lawn outside your back door. But what if you don’t have a back door? What...

Lulav and Etrog Variations and Where to Find Them

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There are many interpretations of what the lulav and etrog represent as symbols of Sukkot. Many say the binding of palm, myrtle and willow...