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The Great Hoshana (Hoshana Rabbah)
The Great Hoshana (Hoshana Rabbah)

Rosh Hashana is known as the Day of Judgment (Yom Hadin), the day on which God judges the world. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the day on which God finalizes His verdict on the judgments of Rosh Hashana.But actually the days of judgment are not …

Rejoicing for the World
Rejoicing for the World

Among the unique rituals performed on the holiday of Sukkot were the additional offerings that…

Water, Water Everywhere
Water, Water Everywhere

Sukkot is considered the holiday on which God determines the world’s…

More Than A Harvest Festival
More Than A Harvest Festival

Few people refer to Sukkot by the name Chag Ha’Asif, Feast of the…

The Sukkot Hoshanot Services
The Sukkot Hoshanot Services

Walk into a traditional synagogue in the middle of morning services during the week of Sukkot and you might have to take precaution…

Vanity of Vanities
Vanity of Vanities

Most people are unknowingly familiar with the beginning of the third chapter of…

The Four Species
The Four Species

The waving of the four species is one of the most beautiful and symbolic…

Holiday Decorating
Holiday Decorating

During the holiday of Sukkot, Jews live in sukkot (temporary dwellings with a roof of branches or wooden boards) for…

Build Your Own Sukkah
Build Your Own Sukkah

Webster’s Dictionary defines a tabernacle as a temporary…

All Vows
All Vows

Yom Kippur begins this evening before sunset with the recitation of…

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