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Hello dear readers, One of the key mitzvoth of Sukkot is waving the four species. The four species are listed in the book of Vayikra, in Parshat Emor. Two of them are described in a straightforward way: the lulav would come from a palm tree, and the arava would come from the willow. (I’m not ...

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Hello dear readers, More than any other holiday, Sukkot is the one that makes me feel a little nostalgic. That’s because when we start to dig out the Sukkot poles and walls from the basement, I also find the airtight box of sukkah decorations. Inside the box are the sukkah decorations from last year and ...

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Hello dear readers, As many of my readers may know by now, I love to travel. When I travel, I always find myself making connections. Sometimes those connections are literal, like when I had only 45 minutes to make a connecting flight, and sometimes the connections are fairly obvious, like when I see Colorado Boulevard ...

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Hello dear readers, In preparation for our upcoming Sukkot kosher vacation, I was looking through some old family photos from previous Sukkot experiences. I saw a really cute photo from the first Sukkot after we were married: It’s a picture of my husband juggling three etrogs (it was a few days after the holiday was ...