What are the Four Kinds for Sukkot?

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Everyone knows the phrase “Lulav and Etrog”, but do we actually know what constitutes the Lulav? What species are chosen to create our sanctified tool in helping us reach G-d?  Every day starting from the 15th of Tishrei to the 21st of Tishrei, we shake the Lulav and Etrog (except for  Shabbat). The holy plant ...

What are the Ceilings of Consciousness?

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The famous sage, the Ari (Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, the famous kabbalist), acknowledges that there are stages of consciousness when it comes to Judaism. The sages are in the higher stages, which are above the majority of people. But what does this truly mean?  The Role of Holidays During holidays our souls are elevated, and the ...

How Sukkot is a Holiday for G-d

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In comparison to other major holidays like Pesach and Shavuot, which celebrate the occurrence of a historical event, Sukkot is celebrating something that will happen. There was no exact date for the Jewish people to move into huts in the desert. As we spoke about earlier, the sukkah can represent the holy clouds protecting the ...

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Chag Sameach! Happy Holiday! When passing by a fellow Jew during Sukkot, make sure to greet them with a smile on your face!  All you have to do is say, “Chag Sameach!”  We are instructed, taught, and even commanded to be happy. But what are the rules of Sukkot that help us reach the point ...

It can be very hard to have all of your family member’s schedules aligned enough to take a family trip. There is always something going on.  But, when there is a holiday, and your family needs to take work off anyway, you have the perfect opportunity to get away together!  As long as you understand ...

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It is said that during every Jewish Holiday, the same holiness in the air returns each year as it existed during the first. In order to obtain this holiness, you need to understand the true meaning of the holiday!  To help everyone reach this, there are steps to follow.  Sukkot is an 8-day (7 if ...

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One question many Jews wonder is whether it is permissible to travel during the holiday of Sukkot. According to the OU [link here], the short answer is that Sukkot Travel is permitted on Chol Hamoed even if it is clear that the participants will not be able to eat and sleep in a sukkah. However, ...

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After a long flight, you’ve finally arrived in the enchanting city of Prague. Before you left home, you booked a great room, chose some amazing sites to visit and planned out a basic itinerary. But, now that you’re here… how do you get to those sites? How do you get to your room? How do you ...

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You just booked your first trip overseas and you’re super excited!  You spent time researching the places you’ll go, mapping out your itinerary and buying the perfect travel backpack. All you’ve got to do now is book the flight. Right? Wrong! You’ve spent so much time dreaming about this trip, the last thing you want ...