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A Marriage Between Jews and God:  Israel Under the Canopy

Provided by Ta Shma, this series of articles explores Sukkot as a holiday which either expresses the univeralistic or the particularistic nature of Judsaism. [Full article...]
By: Batya Yaniger
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Sukkot as an Expression of Universalism:  The Sukkah Looks Outward as Well as Inward

Provided by Ta Shma, this series of articles explores Sukkot as a holiday which either expresses the univeralistic or the particularistic nature of Judsaism. [Full article...]
By: Peretz Rodman
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Events and Activities Ideas:  Succot - September 21 - 27, 2002

During Sukkot, we remember the 40 years of wandering in the desert following the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. From bondage to freedom to wandering in the desert, it was a time when our people were literally “homeless”. Were it not for the bonds and values of community, our people would not have survived this period. [Full article...]
By: 12th House 
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Jewish festivals and their meaning:  Yom Kippur and Succot

Amidst the welter of information available on Jewish holidays and their origin, we frequently lose site of the philosophical significance of these festivals and their inter-connected nature. Here we will explore the relation between Yom Kippur, the most important Holy Day in the Jewish calendar, and Sukkot, the feast of Tabernacles, commemorating the 40 years of Israel's wandering in the wilderness, from a personal perspective, in which symbology becomes a metaphor for the human condition. [Full article...]
By: Artie Fischer
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Succah song:  The Small Succah - A Yiddish folksong

A Yiddish folksong in Yiddish and in English. Take your guitar and sing! [Full article...]
By: Eli Birnbaum
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:  Happiness is... A Cozy Succah

Succot. What a bizarre holiday. Based on the commandments from the Torah, we do our major life activities in a hut decorated with hanging fruit (real or plastic depending on where you live); we parade around the synagogue with palm branches and funny- looking lemons; in the times of the temple, a special water libation was poured and everyone went crazy singing and dancing; and perhaps, most bizarre of all, we are commanded to be happy. Now, with all that put together, you get what an outsider may call "weird." [Full article...]
By: Robin Treistman
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A Holiday of Joy:  Fore........ or the Origins of the Species

Succot is known as the holiday of joy. We build booths of wood and branches and decorate it with pictures, hanging fruit, etc... Some people even put in their good furniture and carpets if the climate permits. Many Jews eat all their meals and some even sleep there for the seven days. [Full article...]
By: Eli Birnbaum
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