Sukkot Harvest Recipes

Sukkot Harvest Recipes

The only traditional foods for Sukkot are kreplach (stuffed dumplings) and for some, stuffed cabbage. However, Sukkot meals are generally inspired from the harvest origin of the holiday (Festival of Ingathering), including fresh fruits and vegetables and other...
The Four Species

The Four Species

This week is Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles; Lev. 23:33–36, 39–44), also known as zeman simchateinu (season of our joy; Deut. 16:14) and the Feast of Ingathering (Hag HaAsif; Exo. 23:14–16). For seven days, or eight outside Israel, Jews celebrate Sukkot by dwelling in...
MJTI’s Sukkah-Building Guide

MJTI’s Sukkah-Building Guide

Chag sameach! It’s Sukkot – the Feast of Booths. You’ve probably seen people building their sukkahs (booths) or built one yourself. If you want to build one yourself but don’t know how, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to...
Do Messianic Jews need Yom Kippur?

Do Messianic Jews need Yom Kippur?

You may have noticed the trend. American Jews are generally not attending synagogue services as faithfully as earlier generations. Many explanations have been offered. The high cost of synagogue dues and High Holy Day tickets is one. The effects of the general...
The Power of Music on Yom Kippur

The Power of Music on Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is the holiest and most solemn day of the Jewish year. Hashem commanded the Jewish people to set this day apart as a day of atonement and cleansing for the nation of Israel (Lev. 16:29–31; 23:26–31). It was the one and only time that the...

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