Shemini Atzeret

Tefillat Geshem: The Prayer for Rain

Invoking the merits of our ancestors in praying for rain hints at the endless cycling of water through all of life since the dawn of creation.

Shemini Atzeret 2019

Concluding the High Holiday season with joy.

Jewish Calendar

A list of upcoming Jewish holidays.

Sukkot 2017

The Festival of Booths begins at sunset on October 4, 2017.

Sukkot 2016

 When is Sukkot?Sukkot 2016 begins at sunset on Sunday, October 16 and lasts through the evening of Sunday, October 23.The conclusion of ...

Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

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

What is Shemini Atzeret?

Not quite Sukkot, not quite its own holiday.

Rain as a Blessing

Ecological balance and our prayer for rain.

Why Some Holidays Last Longer Outside Israel

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