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Posts Tagged ‘sukkot’

Yad Ezra Vandal Caught On Video

Vandal Doesn’t Keep Yad Ezra From Its Mission Around 4 p.m. on Sept. 23, a man bicycling past Yad Ezra vandalized the property at 2850 W. 11 Mile Road in Berkley, knocking out a security camera as he attempted to take down a sukkah built on the property. The incident was recorded on a second…

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yogi woman practicing meditation on a dock by a body of water surrounded by trees

Doing Nothing

On Sunday we celebrated the end of Sukkot, and in the secular world we celebrated the end of the High Holiday season. One month. Very few workdays. Mostly holidays. In Israel, most of the holidays, like a weekend, are days where most businesses are closed and there is no public transportation. Most people do not…

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The Day After Simchat Torah

By Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple There are three views about the day after Simchat Torah: “I’m glad it’s all over. Synagogue Season knocks you out!” “I enjoyed it. Being in touch with your religion for a month is great!” “I don’t take it seriously, just an occasional passing nod!” You encounter any or all of these…

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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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logo for Repair the World's #MySukkahStandsFor digital campaign

#MySukkahStandsFor Digital Campaign

Repair the World Launches Digital Campaign #MySukkahStandsFor As Platform for Virtual Dwellings on the Urgent Issues Young Jews Care About Innovative and Interactive Website Opens the Walls of Sukkahs to Create a Digital Place of Welcoming Repair the World, the largest Jewish service organization in the country, today announced the launch of weRepair.org/Sukkot, a platform…

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“Hallel” by Abre Ettah, New Malden, Britain, UK: This sukkah brings together the historic elements of Sukkot — light, water and festive celebration. Part of Sukkah x Detroit

Sukkah x Detroit

Downtown Synagogue’s design competition to bring Sukkot alive at Capitol Park. A sukkah can be a humble thing, a hut made of plywood two-by-fours and nails with a roof of evergreen branches. It can be chateau-like in miniature, with chandeliers, carpets and windows. Or it can be egg-shaped and covered in petal-shaped shingles. However plain,…

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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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For Openers: Room For More Meanings, Especially About Sukkot

I love how when you’re talking to someone, it can be so clear to you exactly what you mean; you’re both nodding away and then you come to a sudden crossroads mid-conversation and realize you both meant something entirely different. Like when a kid comments on how ancient someone is, “like, at least, thirty-FIVE!” and…

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