The Festival of Gathering: A Return to the Original Being
Aton Holzer offers an existential perspective on the transition from Yom Kippur to Sukkot and applies some Heideggerian concepts to the festival of gathering.
The Directional Shaking of the Lulav: Bible, Mysticism, and Religious Polemics
Yaakov Jaffe traces the origins and evolution of the custom to shake the lulav in different directions.
Stay One More Day
Daniel Goldberg examines how four versions of a Midrash about Shemini Atzeret reflect different aspects of the Jewish people's relationship with God.
Wisdom and Human Pretention: The Riddle of Shlomo and its Resolution
Special for Sukkot, we are honored to publish this piece by Rav Nahum Rabinovitch zz"l, appearing first the first time in print. Special thanks to Elli Fischer for translating and Koren for permission to publish.
No Assembly Required: The Individualized Aspects of the Shalosh Regalim
Michael Bernstein examines how the individual experience is ironically incorporated into holidays that are all about the community.
Aaron Cohen surveys the fascinating literature surrounding antipodal etrogim.
Can I Use Zip-Ties To Hold Down My Sekhakh?
Dan Margulies offers a rundown of the sukkah zip-tie construction, the next great halakhic frontier
Yeshiva University President Rabbi Ari Berman’s Opening Shiur
YU President Ari Berman's opening address, comparing YU to a Sukkah! Shlomo Zuckier captures this historic moment in his notes.
The Species for Change
Chana Chava Ford explains what Sukkot might teach us about real religious change.
Are Modern Orthodox Jews More Comfortable with Mysticism or Anthropomorphism?
This siddur, Yaakov Jaffe argues, is where to look to find out what Orthodox Jews believe.