Posted on October 9, 2013 by Hannah Joy
From my blog: Some more of my observations, now that I’ve been here for about a month and a half: Only in Israel… Would the entire country (including the airport) shut down on Yom Kippur, and the streets be empty of cars, but full of people dressed in white walking to synagogue, and bikers enjoying Continue Reading »
Posted on September 28, 2013 by Hannah Joy
From my blog: Last Tuesday before break, we had a Yom Iyun (special day of learning) for Sukkot. One of the ideas that has stuck with me throughout this holiday is that of learning to dwell together. In a session taught by Daniel Roth entitled “‘Spread your Sukkah of Peace Upon Us?!’ The Peace and Violence Continue Reading »
Posted on September 24, 2013 by Jessica Baverman
From my blog: You shall dwell in Sukkot seven days. All citizens of Israel will stay in Sukkot, so that your generations may know that I caused the children of Israel to dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. (Leviticus 23:42-43) The Torah lets us know that Sukkot has Continue Reading »
Posted on September 18, 2013 by Deborah Renert
During the formative period of Rabbinic Judaism during the 2nd Temple period, Judaism was anything but homogeneous. The reality was that here were various groups of minim or sects–including the Pharisees, Sadducees, Zealots, Essenes, etc. Their beliefs and religious behavior was often radically different from each one’s fellow sects. Classically, they differed with respect to Continue Reading »
Posted on September 17, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media
Yisrael Campbell’s (Year ’01, Fellows ’02) 4th episode of theTimes of Yisrael!
Posted on October 16, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart
I have decided that Sukkot is my favorite holiday to celebrate in Israel. Appreciating the simplicity of life. Showing gratitude for our blessings. Being in the great outdoors. Quality time with friends. An offensive amount of food. A reason for my family to say, “a week off from school? come home and get a job!” Continue Reading »
Posted on October 5, 2012 by Sydni Adler
During Sukkot, we celebrate God’s hand in the successes of our past years’ produce and of all the work of our hands (Deut 16:15). Before the destruction of the Temple, Sukkot was much more of a raucous, noisy, purely joyful celebration than it is today. However, today, without the Temple and without sacrifice, what remains Continue Reading »
Posted on October 4, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
This week, Rabbi Meir Schweiger shares his insights into the sukkah. Click here to download Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom!
Posted on September 30, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
Check out this great Sukkot video made by Pardes students Hillel Buechler, Brian Blumenthal, Amir Zinkow, and AdAm Mayer. Chag Sameach!
Posted on September 28, 2012 by Eric Feldman
cross-posted from my blog: Hey! It’s been a while since I posted last, so lets get right to it. The last 2 weeks were the two major holidays of the year, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and the last major holiday of the month, Sukkot, begins on Sunday night and lasts for a week. Sukkahs Continue Reading »