Succos Messages

  • A Beautiful Fruit!

    The Holiday of Succos, almost immediately following the days of awe, is a joyous time. We feel a sense of confidence and relief now that we have been cleansed and forgiven for our sins. To express this feeling of joy, the Torah commands us to take the four species, an Esrog (citron), Lulav (palm branch), …

  • Succos 5771…Torn Between

    Succos 5771…Torn Between Jack found himself stranded in traffic on the eve of the Succos holiday and realized that he would not make it to his planned destination before the holiday began. His saving grace was that he had friends nearby who could possibly host him for the holiday. He called one of his friends …

  • Succos 5772 Message and Tribute

    Succos 5772 Message and Tribute When the Torah commands us to take and wave the four special species on the Holiday of Succos, the Torah states, “You shall take on the first day, a beautiful fruit – Esrog etc.” The Talmud wonders, why does the Torah refer to the beginning of Succos as the first …

  • Succos 5773 – Invisible Visitors

    (Torah Portion Ha’Azinu) Invisible Visitors Less than a week after experiencing a spiritually inspiring and uplifting Yom Kippur, we celebrate the Holiday of Succos. Our joyful spirit on Succos indicates the confidence we have that we were atoned for and inscribed in the Book of Life. In this week’s portion, the Torah describes many ways …

  • Succos 5774 Joyful, Upbeat and Inspiring

    Succos 5774 Joyful, Upbeat and Inspiring The Holiday of Succos is saturated with Mitzvos. Standing foremost are the Mitzvah of taking and waving the four species – the Lulav, Esrog, Hadassim and Aravos, and the Mitzvah of dwelling in a Succah. There is an entire tractate of the Talmud – our Oral Law – dedicated …

  • Succos 5775 – Finding Joy

    Finding Joy! Everyone hopes for happiness in their lives, and everyone seeks to find happiness in their unique and distinct way. King David in Psalms tells us, “Serve G-d with Simcha – gladness, come before Him with joyous song.” We see that happiness is a key element and ingredient in serving G-d. How can this …

  • Succos 5776

    The Holiday of Succos is celebrated by dwelling in a Succah – a booth constructed of four walls with a roof of natural materials, such as detached branches, leaves and bamboo. We are only protected with this simple covering in order that we reflect for an entire week that just as G-d protected our ancestors while …

  • Succos 5776 – Seven Guests

    Seven Guests The Holiday of Succos is celebrated by dwelling in a Succah – a booth constructed of four walls with a roof of natural materials, such as detached branches, leaves and bamboo. We are only protected with this simple covering in order that we reflect for an entire week that just as G-d protected …

  • Succos Brochure

    Jewish Heritage Connection Succos Brochure From Rabbi Dovid Saks 14 Tishrei 5773 – September 29, 2012 The Holiday of Succos: October 1st – October 9th Five days after Yom Kippur we celebrate the Holiday of Succos. During these seven days, we eat (some even sleep) in a Succah. A Succah is constructed of four walls …