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Sukkot: Building community

If we ever needed an exercise in fragility (not futility), there is the holiday of  Sukkot.  Ok, for some , putting up a sukkah may be futile, but at their best, they are fragile structures.  Intentionally.  We’ve just come through … Continue reading

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Sukkot: Time of our joy, time of our art projects

Paper chains. Paper chains and Sukkot….as intertwined as the paper chain itself, stapled together forever in my mind and heart. When my kids were young, and given the artistically-challenged mother they received in the parent-lottery, paper chains was the way … Continue reading

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Sukkot and Pete Seeger

My son has just started reading Animal Farm for school.  He read me the passage above, and I marveled at how apropos it was, as I was just starting to write down some ideas about Sukkot and Kohelet, or Ecclesiastes, … Continue reading

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International Sukkah Building Day!

Sunday was international Sukkah Building Day.  Well, maybe that’s not a real holiday, but it should be.      I’m watching the gradual transition of a pile of lumber into our Sukkah. Squirrels skip over it, and it looks like their weight … Continue reading

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