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A man's hands holding the Lulav and Etrog, symbols of the Jewish festival of Succot.

Weekly Torah Portion – The Dwelling That Unifies

Parshat Chol Hamoed Sukkot: Exodus 33:12-34:26; Numbers 29: 26-31; Ezekiel 38:18-39:16. Sukkot is the Festival of Joy. Throughout the holiday, four times a day, we refer to Sukkot as the time of our happiness in our prayers. What exactly are we so happy about? And, how did Sukkot, or any of the holidays, get to…

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one of the Werner brothers riding a bike with a wagon pulling a small traveling Sukkah.

Traveling Sukkah

Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer The Werner brothers are miniature Chabad emissaries taking the Sukkot mitzvah to neighbors. Folks can get creative with erecting a sukkah, as it can be out of almost any material. What’s sweet is when the youngest of kids get in on the action and head outside to share what they’ve learned…

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Carly Sugar’s sukkah at her home in Rosedale Park on the northwest side of Detroit. The home is a collective of artists and makers called the Glastonbury Collective.

Reclaiming Sukkot

Finding new meaning in ancient tradition. As the moon waxes into fullness and the growing season reaches its end, we celebrate Sukkot. This holiday takes us out of this modern time, with its comforts and complexities, through rituals that seem downright witchy, if not counter-cultural. We are called to build a sukkah — a temporary…

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12 Steps On The Spiritual Path

High Holidays provide inspiration for recovering addicts. The High Holiday season has a special meaning for most Jews, regardless of their level of observance. For those who are recovering from addiction, these holidays, especially Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot, have a distinct significance. The 12 Steps, which serve as the guiding tenets of recovery…

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