Sukkot

Sukkot Quiz

How much do you know about this fall holiday?

Ask the Expert: Rain on Sukkot

How bad does the weather have to be for me to bail out of eating in the sukkah?

Rain as a Blessing

Ecological balance and our prayer for rain.

3 Things You Should Think About on Sukkot

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

The Etrog of Chelm

A humorous folk tale about how NOT to care for this Sukkot object.

Lulav and Etrog Symbolism

Traditional interpretations of what the four species represent.

Why Beat the Willow?

When tradition is silent, symbolic explanations arise.

The Ritual of Beating the Willow

How did this Sukkot tradition develop?

Simchat Beit Hashoavah: The Water-Drawing Festival

This lively ancient Sukkot ritual included juggling and gymnastics.

Hoshana: Beseeching God

A unique aspect of the Sukkot service

Strengthening Bonds

We draw closer to God as the month of Tishrei draws to a close.