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December 8, 2016 / 8 Kislev, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Sukkah’

Peacemaking Arab Neighbors Freed from PA Prison for Visit to Efrat Mayor’s Sukkah

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Four Arab guests who came to visit Efrat Local Council head Oded Revivi at his ‘Sukkah of Peace’ last week during the Jewish Festival of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), later imprisoned for their neighborly act by the Palestinian Authority, have been released.

The four were freed after the intervention of IDF Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), according to a report by Israel’s Channel 2 television news.

Their release Sunday night, the start of the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, came after a call to the international communition hours earlier by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who appealed to world leaders on behalf of the Palestinian Authority citizens who had done nothing more than act as good neighbors and who were punished by their government in response.

The four were arrested and accused of “meeting baby killers” the day after having visited the Efrat mayor’s sukkah, where they sat with Jewish neighbors and talked about peace.

“Where is the outrage of human rights organizations,” Netanyahu asked in his call to world leaders. “There isn’t any. To their great disgrace, they are silent. These groups prove again and again they have no real interest in human rights, but are interested only in shaming Israel.”

Hana Levi Julian

Day 3: Arab Peacemakers Still Imprisoned by Palestinian Authority; Human Rights Groups Silent

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Efrat Local Council head Oded Revivi says he’s concerned about the fate of four Palestinian Authority Arabs who were arrested and taken into custody on Thursday for the “crime” of visiting their Jewish neighbor’s sukkah.

The Arab visitors paid a visit on Wednesday to the Sukkah of Peace, an annual celebration of the Jewish Festival of Sukkot – the Feast of Tabernacles – in Gush Etzion, Judea, hosted by Revivi.

“Three days have passed and our visitors from Wadi Nies are still being held,” Revivi told JewishPress.com on Saturday night. “They have not been released from the Palestinian Authority prison.

“It’s not clear to us where they are or what their condition is. It bothers me to see that humanitarian organizations, human rights groups are not making any outcry about this situation.

“I’m also puzzled by the indifference of the Israeli media to the plight of these four Arabs, who simply expressed their desire for peaceful co-existence and good relations with their neighbors, and chanted slogans of peace.”

The celebration in the Sukkah of Peace attracted more than a hundred guests on Wednesday, and was an opportunity for Arab leaders from nearby Bethlehem and Hebron to mingle with senior IDF and Israeli Police officials, as well as others in the area.

Revivi told JewishPress.com he is trying to intervene on behalf of his Arab guests, but “the fact that human rights groups and Israeli media have taken no interest in this is very disturbing,” he said.

Hana Levi Julian

PA Arrests Arabs Who Visited Jewish Sukkah of Peace

Friday, October 21st, 2016

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday arrested three of its residents who on Wednesday committed the crime of paying a visit to the Sukkah of Peace, an annual celebration of the holiday of Sukkot and the Jewish outreach to our neighbors, offered by Oded Revivi, head of the Efrat local council in Gush Etzion, Judea, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported.

The celebration attracted more than a hundred guests, and was an opportunity for Arab dignitaries from nearby Bethlehem and Hebron to mingle with senior IDF and Israel Police officials, including IDF Operations Dept. Head Major General Alon Nitzan, Judea and Samaria Police District Commander Superintendent Moshe Bareket, Judea and Samaria Division Commander Brigadier General Lior Carmeli, and Etzion Brigade Commander Roman Gofman.

Maj. Gen. Nitzan commented that many disputes can be resolved in this kind of gathering, “including security challenges.”

Revivi told the news channel that he and his council are trying to intervene on behalf of his arrested guests. “Everyone who was present at the sukkah on Wednesday felt the excitement that surrounded this unique event,” Revivi said. “Officers and civilians, Jews and Muslims, sitting together and examining ways to create better neighborly relationships, and how to forge a future of peace.”

“The fact that the Palestinian Authority has chosen to summon for questioning our Palestinian neighbors who had come to drink coffee with us only shows what a great challenge we’re dealing with,” Revivi noted.

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Livin’ in a Booth – Fountainheads Sukkot

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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Tamar Yonah Show – Secrets of the Sukkah and Its Connection to End-Times! [audio]

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Why do we need to dwell in a hut, a ‘Sukkah’ for a whole week? What are these ‘secret meanings’ of the Sukkah, and what does it have to do with REDEMPTION and the END-TIMES? Author and lecturer, Rabbi Pinchas Winston from www.ThirtySix.org joins Tamar and shares the deep, inner meaning and importance of the Sukkot Holiday culminating just after some of the heaviest holidays in Judaism. Check out his amazing and life-changing books here: www.amazon.com/Pinchas-Winston/e/B001K8KNEY

Tamar Yonah Show 16OCT2016 – PODCAST

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S’chach סכך

Friday, October 14th, 2016

People gather S’chach סכך to build the roof of their Sukkah, ahead of the Sukkot holiday.

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Inside the Vishnitz Sukkah

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Vishnitz Chassidim and their children attend an event for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, in Bnei Brak on October 12, 2014. They’re learning inside a massive Sukkah.

Simchat Torah marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle, and will be celebrated on October 15.

Vishnitz Sukkah 2

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