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Watch: Priestly Blessing at the Kotel, Sukkot 5782

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Sukkot: Diamonds In The Dust

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War on Terror: Not a Bad Record

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The Not So Simple Willow

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Understanding the Enemy: An Interview with Dr. Anat Berko

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Yishai & Malkah in the Sukkah

It don't get more supernal than this - so don't miss the blessings! Join Yishai and Malkah Fleisher inside their Sukkah as they discuss Corona, the Jihad Squad, the Second Lebanon War, how to be happy on Sukkot, how to say "schach" properly, and Malkah's award-winning brisket!

Sukkos: Spiraling Through the Symphony of Life

The same is true for all spiritual circles. The ideal is not to transcend the circular system, but to uplift it, to transform the circle into a spiral, to find innovative ways of creating newness within the circular system, not beyond it.

From Suez to Afghanistan: A Sukkot message

As we approach the winter, God wants us to be aware just how temporary our livelihood and security really are, or can become.

The Uniqueness Of Sukkot

It is almost as if Sukkot were two festivals, not one. It is. Although all the festivals are listed together, they in fact represent two quite different cycles.

A Leader’s Call To Responsibility

It is that power of hope, born whenever G-d’s love and forgiveness gives rise to human freedom and responsibility, that has made Judaism the moral force it has always been.

Rabbi Dayan’s Shemittah Lessons

The shemittah year cancels outstanding loans that are past due, although nowadays, we usually write a pruzbul to allow collecting loans past shemittah, based on an enactment of Hillel.

Bearing The Guilt

Miri has been carrying around guilt for the accident for over 60 years; for something she had zero responsibility for. She had misinterpreted the situation and blamed herself needlessly enduring enormous pain.

To Widen Our Embrace

You must tell yourselves: I am not my pain. I feel pain, but it alone does not define who I am.

TORAH SHORTS: Parshat Haazinu: Sky, Earth and the Four Winds

A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forests. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high. -Fiona Macleod

Divine Protection

We have nothing to fear from our enemies if we have faith in Hashem; it is specifically the shaky and unstable sukkah that actually symbolizes Hashem’s strength and might.

A Lasting Sukkos Message

Perhaps we might suggest that since this mitzvah symbolizes the Clouds of Glory that came without complaining, Hashem made it a free mitzvah to ensure that no one should complain about a mitzvah that commemorates no complaining.

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