Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

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

The Intermediate Days of Sukkot

Called hol hamoed, the intermediate days are observed differently than the beginning and final ones.

Sukkot 2019

In 2019, Sukkot begins at sundown on Sunday, Oct. 13 and lasts until sundown on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Next Torah Portion


In this Torah portion, God creates the world. After Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit, they are banished from the Garden of Eden. Later Cain kills Abel. God then considers destroying all of Creation.


Parashat Bereshit

Genesis 1:1 - 6:8

Isaiah 42:5 - 43:10

To Mix or Not to Mix

Lessons on Genesis — from the Emmys and beyond.

Videos @ MJL

What Is A Sukkah?

A temporary dwelling for the holiday of Sukkot.

Sukkot for Families

Creative tips for the happiest time of the year.

What Is the Meaning of Chai?

The Hebrew word for life is a popular symbol and toast — and is linked to the number 18.


Spiced Lamb and Butternut Squash Burekas Recipe

Perfect for a meal outdoors in the brisk autumn air.

Cranberry and Roasted Squash Noodle Kugel Recipe

A few years ago I was a judge at a Kugel Cook-off and even a million calories later I was ...

Pickled Cauliflower

An Israeli breakfast recipe for a classic pickled vegetable.


Magic & the Supernatural Quiz

How well do you know Jewish magic, and the debates around it?

Sukkot Quiz

How much do you know about this fall holiday?

Israeli Food Quiz

Can you tell your hummus from your shakshuka?

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History of Sukkot

This agricultural holiday dates back to biblical times and has evolved over time.

3 Things You Should Think About on Sukkot

Sukkot observances offer a balance between the real and the ideal.

The Prayer for Rain

Connecting physical and spiritual needs at the end of Sukkot.