Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
By:
Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
Shemini Atzeret, Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17 With all due respect to U.N. resolutions 242 and 338 regarding so-called "occupied territory," let me explain what these words really mean. When my granddaughter, Ariel Daizy, comes to our house for a Shabbat or Yom Tov, the house becomes -- in the most delicious and sweetest sense of the word -- occupied territory. You can't...
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It's that time of the year again, rolling it out just to roll it all in again. Simchat Torah begins at sundown on Oct. 4, when the parades and festivities around town begin in full force.
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Jewish worshippers gather for a special priestly blessing last Sunday during the holiday of Sukkot at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in the Old City.
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A little girl in Israel awaits the building of her family's sukkah -- in this case, an elaborate affair that will require much wood and manual construction. Once up, the sukkah will serve as a place to dine and sleep; coupled with the lulav and etrog, it comprises what's needed to celebrate the Festival of Booths, which begins the evening...
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