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  • Palestinian Arabs arrested for visiting a sukkah

    10/20/2016 4:31:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/16 | Oril Harari
    The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) security forces arrested three Palestinian Arabs from the Gush Etzion area who “dared” to visit the sukkah of Oded Revivi, mayor of the town of Efrat. Channel 2 News reported on Thursday evening that the Arabs who were arrested were questioned over allegations they met with "baby-killers", an apparent reference to General Nitzan Alon, the head of the IDF's Operations Directorate, and the Shai District Police Commander, who were also guests in the same sukkah. Revivi said on Thursday evening, “Yesterday we sat in the sukkah - Jews and Muslims. We ate, drank and talked about...
  • Spiritual Survival In An Immoral World

    09/22/2015 2:57:49 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 9/22/'15 | Rav Dovid Hofstedter
    On the upcoming Yom Tov of Sukkos, we will say the berachah of “Ata Bechartanu,” the blessing thanking Hashem for having chosen us from among the nations. Interestingly, that very closeness has been the cause of terrible persecution the Jews have experienced. Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky would say that those who have made us suffer for calling ourselves the “chosen” people do not realize that being chosen comes with extraordinary responsibilities as well, as we say in Selichos, “Ashamnu m’kol am – We are guiltier than all of the nations.” As the am hanivchar, it is our responsibility to uphold human...
  • The Ultimate Feast of Tabernacles...Revelation 7 pt 3

    After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and...
  • Chag Sameach! Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Starts Tonight

    10/15/2014 2:26:40 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-15-14 | Rochel Sylvetsky
    The eight day festival that consists of Sukkot and Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah will come to an end Thursday night, bringing an end to the month long holiday season and starting the regular year. Hebrew calendar days begin from the previous evening; therefore, in accordance with Jewish Law, Arutz Sheva staff will be offline from Wednesday night until the end of the holiday, on Thursday night. Overseas staff will be off until Saturday night in the US. n Israel, a popular expression is "Acharei Hachagim" - lets' wait till after the holidays - as the entire country seems to put off...
  • US Complains it was Not Notified of Israel Sukkah Building Frenzy

    10/14/2014 12:16:34 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | October 11th, 2014 | PreOccupied Territory
    [Editor's Update: We thought it was obvious, but apparently not... this blog post is SATIRE.] Washington, October 8 – Aides to US President Barack Obama expressed displeasure today over not being informed of plans to assemble tens of thousands of makeshift residential structures over the last week in Jewish communities in areas both Israel and the Palestinians claim. The huts mostly consist of wood panels, or of metal frames holding up canvas walls, with reeds or palm leaves as roofing. Satellite images and eyewitness reports alerted the Obama administration of the flurry of new construction activity, all of which appears...
  • 4 Amazing Archaeological Finds in Israel This Past Year: Sukkot is a good occasion to recall them.

    10/09/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/09/2014 | P. DAVID HORNIK
    The eight-day Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) holiday, which begins on Wednesday evening, commemorates the Israelites’ 40-year trek from Egypt to the Promised Land. As God commands (Lev. 23:42-43): Ye shall dwell in booths seven days….That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the Land of Egypt…. Today, many generations later, sukkot—makeshift, decorated huts—sprout all over Israel for the holiday, recalling the ancient Israelites’ rude, temporary dwellings in the desert.But Sukkot is also an autumn harvest festival, and very much tied to the Land of Israel itself....
  • Kotel Rabbi: ‘Temple Mount has Turned into a Terror Base’

    10/10/2014 5:37:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 10/10/2014, 1:31 PM | Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar
    Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Kotel (Western Wall) and Holy Sites, decried the Arab attempts to wreck the week-long Sukkot holiday by launching violent riots against police and Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, the rabbi argued that the Arab rioters are intentionally trying to prevent Jews from reaching the site on Sukkot, one of the three Jewish pilgrimage holidays that in ancient times required Jews to travel to the Temple in Jerusalem, a practice maintained by many. “The Arab leadership’s feigned ignorance in the face of these acts...
  • Sukkos [Feast of Tabernacles]

    10/08/2014 7:22:18 PM PDT · by jjotto · 7 replies ^ | October 2000 | Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann
    Bullish Outlook Sukkos is a unique Yom Tov in so many ways, one of which is its karbanos (ritual offerings). While the number of rams and sheep sacrificed on each of Sukkos' seven days remained constant (2 rams, 14 sheep), the bulls were offered in varying quantities. Specifically, 13 bulls were sacrificed on day one, 12 on the second day, 11 on the third day, and so on. Over seven days, 70 bulls were sacrificed. Chazal, our Sages of blessed memory, offer a fascinating insight into the "diminishing bulls." There are, according to the Talmud (Sukkah 55b), seventy nations of...
  • "Rejoice...Be Wholly Happy", Says the Bible on Sukkot - Tonight

    10/08/2014 3:47:35 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 70 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-8-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Wednesday evening at sundown is the start of the seven-day holiday of Sukkot (Tabernacles), one of the three major festivals (shlosha regalim) of the Jewish calendar in which, in Temple days, the Jewish people were enjoined to "go up to Jerusalem." Sukkot, coming immediately after the solemn month of Elul and the High Holy Days, is the holiday on which the Bible encourages all of us to "be wholly happy". In recognition of that joy, the entire Hallel (praise) prayer is said each day of the holiday. In Biblical times as today, it was a harvest holiday for summer crops...
  • Rare photos show Sukkot in Ghetto Lodz

    09/22/2013 8:00:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 09.22.13
    A series of photos documenting the observance of Sukkot in Ghetto Lodz in 1941 were recently revealed by the Shem Olam Institute, also known as the Faith & Holocaust Institute for Education Documentation and Research in Kfar Haroeh. The photos show the ghetto’s Jewish occupants praying with the Four Species – the etrog (citron), lulav (palm), hadass (myrtle) and aravah (willow) required for Sukkot – as well as having built a sukkah, the special temporary dwelling for eating and sleeping throughout the seven-day holiday. Four Species Israel imports Moroccan citron for 1st time / Navit Zommer First deliveries of 1,500...
  • Why Sukkot Is Yeshua’s Real Birthday [Today!]

    09/22/2013 5:26:16 PM PDT · by Errant · 125 replies
    Sandie Zimmerman, wife of Jewish Voice’s Messianic Rabbi Jack Zimmerman, shares fascinating revelations about the true time period of Yeshua’s (Jesus’) birth in this YouTube video. You will be surprised to learn it wasn’t December 25! By looking at the biblical account and the timing of the Jewish festivals, you will be astounded at the fulfillment of both prophecy and the historical elements that clearly point to Yeshua being born at the time of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths), not in December on Christmas.
  • How a hut inspired humanity

    09/18/2013 8:37:36 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9/18/2013 | Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman
    A young man looks forward to Succos, the Jewish religious festival known in English as the Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles. Although he attends yeshivah, his family has no succah of their own. In the early 1970s there were many frum (religiously observant) Jews who did not "yet" have their own succah. People made due with the synagogue's succah. The young man and his family were one of those families. The young man asks his parents if this year they could have their own succah. His parents tell him they can't afford one. It's the Shabbos (Sabbath) before...
  • Show of Support for Judea: Standing with Eitam Hill

    10/16/2011 5:36:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/11 | Maayana Miskin
    As the Sukkot holiday began, hundreds made time last week to turn out and show support for Jewish settlement on Eitam Hill, in the city of Efrat. Supporters came from Jerusalem, Hevron and elsewhere in the region as well as from Efrat itself. Youth from Efrat quickly put up a sukkah in the area and rooftops for a temporary synagogue. A banner hanging from the sukkah proclaimed, "Obligated to Eitam, obligated to the land of Israel." Local religious leader Rabbi Shlomo Riskin promised to work for the creation of a camp for youth at the location, and to pressure politicians...
  • Israel Delegation No-Show for Obama UN Address

    09/23/2010 7:55:57 AM PDT · by edpc · 35 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 23 Sept 2010 | Unknown
    Video at site.
  • 16 Ways You Know Sukkot is Coming to Jerusalem

    09/19/2010 3:29:17 PM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Diaries ^ | September 19, 2010 | Judy Lash Balint
    1. The clang of metal poles and the sounds of hammering are practically constant as Jerusalem's apartment dwellers hurry to erect their sukkot and squeeze them into small balconies, odd-shaped gardens and otherwise derelict rooftops. 2. The tourists have landed! Overwhelmingly religious, English and French speaking, they jam the city's take-out places and restaurants, and may be seen in packs wandering up and down Emek Refaim Street and through the glitzy Mamilla Mall talking to their friends at top volume on their cell phones. 3. Almost every non-profit group worth their salt has scheduled a fund-raising and/or familiarization event for...
  • 10 Best Places to See Sukkot in Jerusalem

    09/16/2010 3:37:27 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 1 replies ^ | September 14, 2009 | Judy Lash Balint
    The Sukkot festival is almost here. A few days after Yom Kippur (that falls this Friday night and Saturday), Israelis celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, as it’s known in English. For seven days, Jews commemorate the time spent wandering in the desert as well as pondering the temporary nature of our own existence. How do we do this? By actually building and living in temporary booths (that’s the meaning of the word Sukkot) and Jerusalem is one of the best places to see how many variations and interpretations of a “booth” people can come up with and attach to their...
  • 35,000 Take Part in Jerusalem March (Sukkot)

    10/15/2008 3:48:20 PM PDT · by Cecily · 18 replies · 443+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | October 15, 2008 | Abe Selig
    More than 35,000 people took part in the annual Jerusalem March on Wednesday, thronging the streets of the capital in celebration of Succot. Despite forecasts of rainy conditions, more than 15,000 Israeli hikers from around the country made their way along one of three routes in the morning from the outskirts of the city toward Jerusalem's Gan Sacher, recreating the pilgrimage atmosphere from the days of the Temple. The most robust of hikers made a 22-kilometer trek starting from the Castel, the site of the Independence War battle in Mevasseret Zion, while the easiest route was a five-kilometer walk from...
  • Stop Letting Them Treat Us Like a Turkey

    12/01/2007 3:53:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 526+ views ^ | November 30, 2007 | Diana West
    What could the USS Kitty Hawk and Citigroup possibly have in common? I'll start with the aircraft carrier because I'm still stewing over what happened when the People's Republic of China abruptly denied the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying ships and submarines their routine, scheduled Thanksgiving berth in Hong Kong, where hundreds of crew members' families had gathered (at considerable expense) to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. First, there was the nasty act itself. News accounts speculated about the "reason" -- was it President Bush's recent meeting with the Dalai Lama? Our latest arms agreement with Taiwan?...
  • Hong Kong May Create Islamic Bond Market

    09/11/2007 4:07:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 310+ views (Newsmax) ^ | September 11, 2007 | Associated Press
    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's financial secretary has ordered regulators to study how to reconcile Muslim financial rules with local laws in hopes of launching a market for Islamic bonds, according to a speech transcript reviewed Tuesday. Secretary John Tsang said he hopes to promote Hong Kong, a popular stock market for Chinese companies, as a gateway for Middle Eastern investment in China, according to transcripts from a Monday speech at a financial conference. "Islamic finance is an important element of the global financial system," he said. "For Hong Kong to be a major international financial center — not just...
  • Largest Priestly Blessing Crowd Since Temple Mount Liberation

    10/09/2006 10:14:40 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 447+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Oct 09, '06 / 17 Tishrei 5767 | Ezra HaLevi
    The ceremony has become a tradition ever since the liberation of the Temple Mount during the Six-Day War in 1967 and is seen as an observance of the Jewish obligation to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Temple three times a year, on Pesach (Passover), Shavuot (Pentecost) and Sukkot (Tabernacles). During the weeklong Pesach and Sukkot holidays, the ceremony is held on the second of the Hol haMoed (intermediate) days. Hundreds of kohanim, Jews who trace their lineage to Aaron, the first High Priest, stood closest to the Western Wall to take part in the special blessings....