What do we eat on Sukkot?

Oct 08, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
butternut squash and pumpkin

Many of the Jewish holidays are defined by their culinary traditions. Passover is characterized by its strict dietary laws and myriad matzahs, Rosh Hashanah is renowned for its apples and honey, and summery Shavuot is a celebration of dairy delights. From a culinary perspective, Sukkot is an oddity. There are no food-related laws related to this week-long fall holiday, and – unusually for Jewish festivals – it hasn’t evolved any […]

 

Sukkot: Lulav and Etrog

Oct 03, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
Lulav and Etrog Four Species

Like we mentioned in our Sukkot Fact File post, the Four Species is one of the commandments which are completely unique to Sukkot. Why do we shake the lulav and etrog? In Leviticus 23:40, the Jewish nation is commanded: You shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of a beautiful tree, date branches, thick branches, and spring willows, and you will celebrate before the Lord our God […]

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Sukkot Fact File

Oct 01, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
etrog four species

Sukkot – also known as the Feast of Booths or Tabernacles – is a Biblical festival with an amazing range of unique laws, customs, and traditions. Learn all about this special holiday below! What is Sukkot? The Sukkot holiday is a fall time harvest festival that lasts for seven days in Israel, and eight around the rest of the world. The first and last days of the holiday (or first […]

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