Ushpizin: Welcoming Guests

A ritual inviting symbolic guests into the Sukkah

Sukkot 2023

In 2023, Sukkot begins at sundown on Friday, Sept. 29 and ends at sundown on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Laws for Building a Sukkah

What Jewish texts say about sukkah specifications.

Next Torah Portion


This portion covers all the “sacred occasions” that are mentioned in the Torah.  It is only at the very end that Sukkot –and its symbols of the sukkah and four species – is mentioned.  In the Reform tradition only the part that specifically focuses on Sukkot (Leviticus 23:33-44) is read on the holiday.

Sukkot Day 1

Leviticus 22:26 – 23:44

Leviticus 22:26-23:44: Divinely Ordained Festivals

The Torah reading for the first two days of Sukkot

More from MJL

How to Greet Someone on Sukkot

Traditional ways to wish others a joyous holiday.

Seven Reasons For Sukkah Sitting

Diverse sources on why we eat and sleep in the sukkah

Sukkot Theology and Themes

Known in rabbinic literature as “the holiday,” Sukkot’s themes are of high importance.

How to Build a Sukkah

Instructions for the do-it-yourselfer.

Ecclesiastes and the Quest for Truth

Approaching this enigmatic work as a statement of philosophy — rather than an account of one man’s search — has confounded commentators across the centuries.

The Joy of Drawing Water

The ancient Sukkot ritual of the Simchat Beit Hashoevah is the joy of life itself.