Sukkot

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 ...

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 ...

Sukkot 2014

Everything you need to know about Sukkot 2014.

It’s Ours!

My childhood memories of the festival of Simchat Torah center around a paper flag topped with a candy-apple and candy ...

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

I don’t know how or when it happened. But somehow, in the not too distant past, the pinnacle of the ...

The Expansiveness of Joy on Sukkot

Think about an activity you love to do that gives you a good challenge. Maybe it’s playing tennis. Maybe it’s ...

Reclaiming the Joy of Torah

With the holiday of Simchat Torah coming up, rabbinical student Becky Silverstein considers how the Jewish calendar lets her renew ...

Here’s to Being “Happy”

A documentary film called “Happy” came out last year, following a considerable amount of research and writing on the newly ...