Sukkot

Sukkot: A Time (and Place) for Welcoming

When Kathryn Macias joined the Boston Jewish community in the Keshet Sukkah this past week, she shared her thoughts on what it means to ...

A Holiday of Reconciliation

Just before Sukkot began, news came out of a prominent Conservative rabbi who came out to his congregation as gay. ...

Can We Be Commanded to Be Happy?

Tonight begins the 8-day festival of Sukkot (7 days in Israel and in the American Reform movement). One of the ...

What Does a Southern & Jewish Sukkot Parody Look Like?

You know that song that’s been playing on the radio? That one with the really catchy tune that you just ...

Sukkot and Home

Shana tova and chag sameach! The Jewish fall calendar is full of celebration and festivities and one of my favorites ...

The Season of Our Newborn Joy

At the end of the Day of Atonement we petition: “Breathe into me of Your spirit, and I will live ...

Sukkot, Our Interfaith Hippie Re-visioning Festival

On Sukkot, it’s customary to read Chapter 14 from the prophet Zechariah.Have you read it? I mean, really read it?If ...

Simchat Torah: Circling Back

Rabbi Jane Litman first presented these words of Torah for Simchat Torah in 2006, as part of the Torah Queeries ...

Joy as an Answer to Death

“How do I go on?”  I was asked recently at a service following the death of a beautiful woman in ...

Sukkot Guest List: Will You Invite Challenging Conversations?

Sukkot offers some incredible starting points for discussion. The Sukkot holiday begins tonight and lasts for a week. Among other things, ...

Taking It To The Streets

Sukkot was never a big deal for me when growing up. Coming so soon after the pomp and circumstance of ...

What We Can Learn from the Rich Symbolism of Sukkot

There are more spiritually resonant symbols associated with the Festival of Sukkot than with any other major Jewish holiday. On ...