Sukkot starts on Friday and you’re not sure where you’re going to shake that thing (the lulav, that is)? Don’t worry! We’ve rounded up some of the most kickin’ events taking place in a sukkah this weekend.
This article is for you. The Jew who has never built a sukkah before, or vaguely remembers that the last time you helped to build a sukkah, you were four-years-old and your job was to hang streamers from the ceiling.
Win four free tickets to see the Coen Brothers’ film “The Big Lebowski” at the Walker Art Center as part of the Walker’s film retrospective of 25 years of films by the Jewish Minnesota duo.
Like the house Anne Frank lived in when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis, Sukkot is a secret holiday, translated literally, as booths. Sukkot is a pilgrim’s holiday, honoring those who wandered forty years in the desert and those who made arduous journeys to the holy temple of Jerusalem while living in temporary dwellings along the way. A symbol of life’s fragility, it is made of branches and beams with ample space for the intrusions of sun and rain.
TC Jewfolk is excited to announce our new contributing writer, Jenna Zark, a local Jewish playwright whose work has been produced locally and around the country.
Dear Shuli: I’ve been trying to make plans with a new friend, but she often changes plans or flakes out. Should I give up on her?
Shavua Tov! As last week transitions into a new week of Jewish headlines, join me for a quick look back at those news stories and videos that surfaced in the Jewish news this week.
Between now and the last shofar blow of the holiday of Yom Kippur, Jews are supposed to sit down, flip out their cell phones or little black books to call, write, or otherwise contact those they have wronged to ask forgiveness. These days are officially called the “Ten Days of Penitence.”
During this most sacred of weeks (OK, sacred ten days), we oscillate between copious eating and no eating at all. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you enjoy your food more than the average bear. If you need some tips on fasting, Google provides no shortage.
Depending on where you attend services the afternoon of Yom Kippur, you will hear either Leviticus chapter 18 or Leviticus chapter 19. The traditional reading, Leviticus 18 – on forbidden sexual liaisons (incest, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, etc)- was replaced in most Conservative and Reform shuls by Leviticus 19: “The Holiness Code.”