Succoth

Living with Uncertainty: Developing Faith

The Biblical harvest holiday of Succoth is marked by erecting temporary structures to live in for 7 days. Dwelling in these makeshift “tents” remind us of the precariousness of life, where gently winds can turn fierce at any moment. Read more »

Succoth - Connecting to our Ancestors

After Yom Kippur, Jews celebrate the holiday of Succoth, marking the festival of the autumnal harvest. During the holiday, Jews are instructed to live or dwell as much as possible in a make-shift booth (or sukkah) that is covered with a roof of foliage that provides shade from the sun during the day but permits one to see the light of the large stars at night. This “glamping” celebration of sorts reconnects us viscerally to the original nomadic spirituality of the monotheistic tradition. In fact, the word “Hebrew” means passing through -- coming from somewhere else.  Read more »

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