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Sukkot Food Traditions & Recipe

Sukkot Food Traditions & Recipe

This article presents the types of food traditionally eaten on the festival of Sukkot according to Sephardic and Ahskenazi customs,

Israeli Sukkot Songs

Israeli Sukkot Songs

This site provides a list of popular Israeli folk songs for Sukkot, many of which focus on the agricultural roots

Hoshanot: When, How, When

Hoshanot: When, How, When

This thorough article from Chabad.org explains the origins and meaning of the Hoshanot prayers recited on Sukkot, as well as

Hoshanot: Text & Explanation

Hoshanot: Text & Explanation

This excerpt from the Conservative Or Hadash Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom provides the Hebrew and English text of the Hoshanot prayers recited on

Egalitarian Prayer for Rain

Egalitarian Prayer for Rain

This Egalitarian Prayer for Rain provides a parallel Hebrew and English text for an egalitarian version of the Prayer for Rain, recited on

The Prayer for Rain on Shemini Atzeret

The Prayer for Rain on Shemini Atzeret

In this excerpt from “Every Person’s Guide to Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah,” Rabbi Ronald H. Isaacs introduces the Jewish

Prayers for Rain & Dew

Prayers for Rain & Dew

This excerpt from the Conservative Or Hadash Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom provides the Hebrew and English text of the prayer for rain recited

What is Hoshanah Rabbah?

What is Hoshanah Rabbah?

This informative article provides a basic introduction to the origins and rituals of Hoshanah Rabbah, the seventh day of Sukkot,

An Introduction to Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

An Introduction to Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

This informative video (04:39) provides a basic introduction to the Jewish holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, which immediately follow

How to Build a Sukkah: A Poem

How to Build a Sukkah: A Poem

This poem by Eve Lyons presents the spiritual steps to building a sukkah, emphasizing the importance of vulnerability, renewal, openess, and