Shelter of Faith

Exploring the eternal relevance of Sukkot and mitzvot in general.

Under the Nose of the Inquisition

In 1603, imprisoned for secretly practicing Judaism, Sebastian Rodriguez built a sukkah.

My Son the Doctor-Murderer

Unconditional love and the holiday of Sukkot.

Sukkot and Living in the Age of Insecurity

Throughout the ages Jews experienced risk and uncertainty, yet they still rejoiced while sitting under the shadow of faith.

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro Without Hands and Feet

Kyle Maynard’s courage to live with no excuses demonstrates the sukkah mindset.

At Home in Jerusalem Podcast: Rebbetzin Heller on What Makes Sukkot so Joyful

The world renowned educator delves into the meaning of the festive holiday.

Sukkot: The Dual Festival

An in-depth exploration of Sukkot and its focus on Jewish particularity and universality.

Finding Shelter in a Transient World

Six points to think about as you sit in your sukkah.

A Sukkah Grows in Brooklyn

When neighbors band together, a small miracle happens in Canarsie, NY.

Sukkot: Transforming Trash into Love

The roof of the sukkah conveys a timely message on how to feel God's protection in your life.

Sukkot in the Time of Ebola

Feeling security in a hostile world we cannot control.

Money, Sukkot & Affluenza

Sukkot and the sabbatical year teach us the Jewish perspective on wealth and happiness.

Sukkot and the Single Woman

A holiday of thankfulness and self-invention.

Ready to Come Home

A long time ago I ran away from home. Little did I know that it would teach me the meaning of Sukkot.

Life's Most Important App

Appreciating more with less.

A Sukkah Made of Snow

Stranded on a mountain, under the stars, I felt fear and God’s protective love.

The Iranian Cloud

Celebrating Sukkot on the brink of a nuclear Iran.

Sukkot and the Secret of Happiness

On Sukkot, we discover that happiness is never about having; it is about being.

Sukkot: I’m Not Letting Go

Why Sukkot comes right after the High Holidays.

The Etrog and Jewish Beauty

Judaism's surprising definition of beauty.

One Big Family

It doesn't take a war for a country to unite and feel like family. There's always Sukkot.

Sukkot in Spanish Harlem

That night in the sukkah, I learned a painful lesson about complacency and security.

Sukkot and the Secret of Happiness

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

Choosing Happiness

Make the joy of Sukkot a daily part of your life.

Gimme Shelter

We are all homeless until we use the tools we've got to build shelters for our souls.

A Sukkah of Peace

Finding serenity under the stars.

What Do You Really Need?

Sukkot gets us back to basics.

The Glass Cow

Sukkot and the lesson of Desire.

Dancing with Our Children

They may not be able to run, walk, or even sit up, but oh, how our children can dance.

Sukkot: Turning Nothing into Something

Sukkot is about finding what would otherwise be thrown away and wasted, and injecting it with purpose.

The Time of Our Joy

Sukkot reminds us what is truly important.

Your Money or Your Life

As a generation blessed with abundant wealth, Sukkot ensures that we keep our priorities straight.

Safe in the City_

I wanted an evening filled with the magic experience of Sukkot, but I was getting in the way.

The Sukkah Experience_

In the very impermanence of the sukkah lies true security - we realize we are not alone!

The Sukkot/Ecclesiastes Connection

King Solomon's exhilarating answer to: "What on earth are we doing here?"

Sukkot: Harvesting Joy

Why is joy the essence of Sukkot?

Vulnerability and Joy

This Sukkot, transcend your anxiety and feel secure in God's loving embrace.

Paradise Found

The joy of reconnection with our lost self.

Sukkot: After the Deluge

Everything in life was firmly established: career, family, friends. Then came Katrina.

Sukkot and the War against Terror

The ideological battle over genuine security and strength.

The Sukkah Still Stands

No matter how vulnerable our physical fortresses may be, we give harbor to neither despair nor insecurity.

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