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.

The Prayer for Rain

Connecting physical and spiritual needs at the end of Sukkot.

Closing the Season of Repentance

Hoshanah Rabbah, the seventh day of Sukkot, marks the thematic end of the High Holiday period.

Bringing The Cycle To An End

The end of the fall holiday season looks forward to redemption.

How Zechariah Relates to Sukkot

Connecting the physical and spiritual realms.

Exodus 33:12-34:26: Observing the Festivals

The Torah reading for the Shabbat that falls on the intermediate days of Sukkot.

Sukkot History Up to the Second Temple Period

Observances in ancient times were associated with the land.

Sukkot in Modern Times

Some old customs have been revitalized

The Meaning of the Sukkah

Numerous interpretations of a single mitzvah

The Sukkot Paradox

Do walls make us secure or vulnerable?

Why Some Holidays Last Longer Outside Israel

Israelis and liberal Jews observe fewer days for some holidays than traditional Diaspora Jews.