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Hello dear readers, Today’s blog forecast will be… about the weather on Sukkot! Sukkot is always on the 15th of Tishrei, but in terms of the secular calendar, it usually falls somewhere between September 15 and October 15 (depending on whether it’s a Jewish leap year, and other factors I suppose). Sukkot is great because ...

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Hello dear readers, One of my favorite parts of Sukkot is decorating the sukkah. Every year we dig out all the old sukkah decorations from the giant box where we keep it during the year, and even though the old decorations should be enough to fill the entire sukkah, we always find room for new ...

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Hello dear readers, What is your favorite time of the year to travel? Some people like a good summer vacation, when all the kids are off from school and the family can travel together. Some prefer a winter trip, around Chanukah time, when they can leave the snow behind and enjoy a warm environment when ...

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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, Sukkot is always such a joyous holiday; it’s even right there in one of its alternate names, zman simchatenu, the time of our happiness. But am I the only one that sometimes gets another feeling lurking below the surface? A kind of holiday exhaustion, after two days of Rosh Hashana and Shabbat ...

Hello dear readers, Sukkot is one of my favorite holidays, and one of the reasons why is all the time to spend with family. True, there’s a lot of family time in the previous holidays of Tishrei, but Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur just have a different feel to them, you know? During those holidays ...

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Hello dear readers, Every holiday on the Jewish calendar provides a different experience, but in terms of preparations, they’re usually very similar. For davening, there are some things to add or subtract, hallel or a megillah or something. There’s food to prepare, either for before the holiday (like Yom Kippur) or during the holiday (like ...