A sukkah must be large enough to contain a person's head, body, and table. The walls of the sukkah may be made of any material, but must be sturdy enough to withstand an ordinary wind. Sukkot begins at sunset on September 27th and lasts through the evening of October 4—try your hand at sukkah building this year!Read More
Brush up on the basics of this holiday in a hut.In the Community
A major focus of public worship on Sukkot is the waving of the “four species.”At Home
The theological and agricultural dimensions of the holiday converge in the symbolism of the sukkah.Sukkot for Families
Creative tips for the happiest time of the year.Lulav and Etrog
How to assemble and shake a lulav.
Traditions & RitualsThe Sukkah
A temporary dwelling.Building a Sukkah
Instructions for the do-it-yourselfer.Lulav and Etrog: Symbolism
There are many ways to explain what the four species represent.The Ritual of Beating the Willow
How did this tradition develop?Lulav and Etrog: Buying and Caring
What to look for, how to care for it and uses after Sukkot.
Sukkot is a seasonal agricultural holiday and one of the three pilgrimage festivals.Biblical Sukkot
Observances are associated with the land.Water-Drawing Festival
A Sukkot ritual from ancient times.Rabbinic and Medieval Sukkot
Celebrating the land while in the Diaspora.Sukkot in Modern Times
Some old customs have been revitalized.