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Non-Jews Doing Hanukkah

A couple years ago I wrote about non-Jews observing certain Jewish customs. I looked at such examples as Justin Bieber reciting the Shema in Hebrew before each concert as well as non-Jews maintaining kosher diets, hanging mezuzahs on their front doors, dancing the Hora at weddings and erecting sukkahs. The new trend seems to be […]

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Website Lists Open Sukkahs All Over the World

A world-wide registry of Sukkahs available for public use has been set up, and is listed online at www.localsukkah.org. The directory has been designed for Jews to locate a Sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat. The idea of this service is not to list every Sukkah, but to try […]

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Months After Death of Leiby Kletzky, Borough Park Grapples With Protecting Its Kids

In Borough Park, Brooklyn, ultra-Orthodox Jews this week have been gathering and eating in outdoor huts called sukkahs. The festival of Sukkot is also dubbed zman simchaseinu — “the Time of Our Rejoicing” — but for some this year, it’s also a bittersweet time. This past summer, 9-year-old Leiby Kletzky was abducted and murdered. His […]

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High Winds On Wednesday May Impact Jewish Holiday

New York City is expecting a forecast of high winds and rain Tomorrow, as many in the Jewish Community have erected Sukkahs in celebration of the holiday.  With the expected forecast, there is a risk that the structures built for the holiday may be compromised. people are encouraged to take the needed steps to secure outdoor […]

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Sukkot - A Joyous Seven-Day Festival

One of the most uplifting of the Jewish holidays is a festival called Sukkot. This holiday lasts for seven days and occurs after Yom Kippur. The purpose of the holiday is to rejoice. Jews observing this special festival are not allowed to work on the first and second day, though they are allowed to work […]

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Simchat Torah

After Yom Kippur, Jewish people celebrate a seven-day festival and holiday that is called Sukkot. Sukkot is a time of great rejoicing in which people build outside dwellings called “sukkahs,” which they festively decorate and eat meals in. After Sukkot, there is a two day festival. In Israel, this two-day festival is called Shemini Atzeret. […]

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Schach Kaynus Mat

SCHACH KAYUS MATS are used to cover the sukkah.They are made out of bamboo which is sanctioned by Jewish law as an acceptable natural covering for the sukkah.(Some people prefer fresh schach, such as evergreen,which can be placed on top of the beams of the sukkah). Alljudaica.com only sells the KAYNUS MATS, because they are […]

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