sukkot

That Time the Lulav Made Me Cry

I love the holiday season – I even love a three day yontif (yom tov, or holiday).   With the ...

A Moonstone for the Feast of Tabernacles: Celebrating Sukkot as a part of a Jewish and Queer Community

The theory of a sukkah feels queer to me – a temporary, self-built space for the purpose of shelter, but ...

Sukkot and Simchat Torah: Resources and Reflections

This year we’ve rounded up a menu of our past Sukkot and Simchat Torah posts for you to explore. Below you’ll find resource guides, rabbinical ...

Wind and Rain, Resilience and Abundance

Earlier this week in the Pacific Northwest we waited for a storm that wasn’t. A big storm of heavy rain ...

7 Global Jews To Enrich Your Sukkot Celebration

At Sukkot the custom of Ushpizin, offers us a chance, to be as welcoming and as inclusive as we would ...

Seven Sukkot Themes To Spice Up Your Sukkah

Sukkot is almost here! It’s our week to cram friends and family into the sukkah, whether for short services and ...

A Feminist Walks Into An Orthodox Synagogue

This past Sukkot, I was on a spiritual high after Yom Kippur. The sanctuary had swelled with voices of prayer ...

All Your Males…

I hate Jewish holidays. I got married soon after becoming Orthodox, and I was excited to celebrate the Jewish holidays ...

Embracing Unity, Not Uniformity

The High Holiday season just ended. A spiritual, emotional and communal journey through Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot culminated ...

An Interesting Jewish “Jeopardy” Champ

Passover is the eight-day Jewish holiday in which we ask questions at the seder table. For one quirky Jewish guy ...