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Sound the shofar!  Today is Simchat Torah.  We never miss a Modern Jewish Holiday which is an excuse for a par-ty! Why? It literally means, “Rejoice in Torah.” Although it is one of the lesser known and celebrated holidays in the diaspora; it is one of the most fun Jewish holidays of the year. We complete one cycle of the reading of the Torah (all Five Books of Moses) and we start a new cycle…

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The Sukkot Celebration Details I love Thanksgiving.  It is my favorite holiday of the year.  I even had a Thanksgiving themed wedding. Therefore, it would translate that Sukkot (AKA the Jewish version of Thanksgiving) is a favorite Jewish holiday.  (Plus, it means my Halloween birthday is not far behind.) But, Sukkot can feel like a hard holiday to celebrate. The holiday begins just a few short days after Yom Kippur.  We already feel as if…

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Celebrate the Modern Jewish Wedding Way I love Thanksgiving.  It is my favorite holiday of the year, which is why I had a Thanksgiving themed wedding and got married the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2010. Therefore, it would translate that Sukkot (AKA the Jewish version of Thanksgiving) is my favorite Jewish holiday.  Plus, it means my Halloween birthday is not far behind. While that is true, it can feel like a hard holiday to celebrate. …

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It is Sukkot! I haven’t gotten my shake on since I worked at Temple Emanu-El a lifetime ago. However, with all the discussion in my household recently over God and Bat Mitzvah (weather to have one or not); I insisted this year we would take note of one of the funnest Jewish holidays we have. Building our own sukkah didn’t seem like a practical option. Therefore, tonight, we will journey to Shabbat & Sukkot family…

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