When a Book Is Really Good, You Don’t Want It to End

We often talk about God as a writer and ourselves as characters in a great ongoing story. This is particularly true during the High Holidays when we pray to be inscribed in the Book of Life. Holy books are sacrosanct for Jews. When no longer
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When Celebrating Sukkot, ‘The More the Merrier’

During Sukkot, we are called to practice hakhnasat orchim   (hospitality to guests). It is said that on each night of Sukkot, magical guests known as ushpizin visit the sukkah. On this VIP guest list are....
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Have Fun Building like Hillel!

On the fall harvest festival of Sukkot, we recall how the Jews wandered in the desert, dwelling in huts, after the exodus from Egypt. Today, we build “sukkot” – our own “hits” -to commemorate that time. A sukkah is a three-sided temporary house in which families and friends celebrate during the holiday....
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