Of Mice and Sukkot by Rabbi David Hartley Mark

(Scene: A temple courtyard. Sara, a fifth-grade Hebrew School teacher, is working with her students to decorate their congregation’s Sukkah. She directs them to string popcorn on nylon thread, cut paper chains from construction paper, and use this year’s Rosh Hashanah cards to tape in the sukkah. A bag of fall apples sprawls in a corner, and the children alternate between munching and hanging the fruits from the sukkah’s roof.)

Shabbat Chol HaMo’ed Sukkot/Intermediate Shabbat of Sukkot Kohelet/Ecclesiastes by David Hartley Mark

Now it is autumn and the falling fruit And the long journey towards oblivion. The apples falling like great drops of dew To bruise themselves an exit from themselves. And it is time to go, to bid farewell To one’s own self, and find an exit From the fallen self. –D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), “The Ship […]

Sukkot discussion with Addi on 09/15/13 – part 2

This is in 2 parts due to technical difficulties. A discussion about the holiday, Torah/Tanakh and plot twists.

Sukkot discussion with Addi on 09/15/13 – part 1

This is in 2 parts due to technical difficulties. A discussion about the holiday, Torah/Tanakh and plot twists.

Sukkot: Let My People Camp!

Tonight marks the first day of Sukkot, or “The Feast Of Booths” or “Tabernacles”, which runs from September 22/14 Tishrei through September 29/21 Tishrei 5771. What the heck does that mean? It means “Go Camping!” Seriously though, Sukkot is the holiday where we remember when we were traveling in the desert after fleeing Mitzrayim (Egypt), […]