Thursday, December 8, 2016 Kislev 8, 5777
By:
Teddy Weinberger, JE Feature
According to tradition, for each holy day of a festival, Jews living outside of Israel celebrate two. So what happens then with the two holy days at the end of Sukkot — Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah — which seem to be separate holidays rather than duplicates of the same event.
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Photo gallery
From city parks to university campuses, Jews gathered under the sukkah to celebrate the harvest holiday. Click here to see our photo gallery.
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myjewishlearning.com
So what exactly is the purpose of Shemini Atzeret and why do we dance with Torahs on Simchat Torah? Find background on both holidays here.
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University of Pennsylvania Hillel students built 10 sukkahs with themes ranging from Israel to Star Wars for school's second annual Sukkathon competition.
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By:
Rivka Tal
Whether or not the weather allows you to eat in the sukkah this year, hot soup is always good at the start of fall.
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