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The Holiday of Sukkot
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Harav Yaakov Medan The Sukkot Celebrated by Those Who Returned to Zion from the Babylonian Exile Sefer Nechemya describes how those who returned from Babylonia to Eretz Yisrael celebrated the festival of Sukkot shortly after their return to Zion. What was the significance of the celebration and why is it emphasized? Holiday Packages
Harav Yaakov Medan Reading Kohelet on Sukkot What is the reason for the accepted practice to read the book of Kohelet on Sukkot? In this shiur, we will examine four different explanations and attempt to tie them together to define the message of Kohelet as a whole. Holiday Packages
Rav Moshe Taragin Rainfall on Sukkot The mishna in Sukka (28b) describes a scenario of rainfall that interrupts a sukka experience, stating that in this situation, “We are allowed to relocate to a home.”This shiur will explore the nature of the exemption of rainfall. Is it an extension of the general exemption of mitzta'er, or is it an independent exemption based on the fact that rain undermines the very identity of the sukka? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Yoel Bin-Nun The “Festival of Sukkot” and the “Festival of the Ingathering" The Holiday of Sukkot
Rav David Nativ Educational Perspectives in the Study of Kohelet Megillat Kohelet The Holiday of Sukkot
Rav Dr. Yonatan Feintuch From Inside to Outside: Yom Kippur and Sukkot Sukkot follows almost immediately after Yom Kippur and both share in the atmosphere of Tishrei – one of soul-searching, gazing at the year gone by, atonement, and looking towards the future. Still, as we know, these festivals are very different in essence, mood, and in the laws that characterize them. The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Yehuda Amital “May the Merciful One Rebuild for Us the Fallen Sukka of David” During the festival of Sukkot, we add into our blessing after meals the supplication, “May the Merciful One rebuild for us the fallen sukka of David,” recalling the verse (Amos 9:11), “On that day I shall rebuild the fallen sukka of David.” Why is this specific image chosen to depict Knesset Yisrael? The Holiday of Sukkot
Prof. Yoel Elitzur “Ka-Arava”: Sukkot and Zechariah's Prophecy of Redemption In the haftara that we read on the first day of Sukkot, the prophet Zechariah declares that in the future, the whole land of Israel will become ka-arava. What is the meaning of ka-arava in this context, and what does this teach us about the nature of the promised redemption? The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Baruch Gigi "On Sukkot Judgment is Passed with Respect to Rain" A number of the mitzvot and practices of Sukkot reflect that this is the time when we are judged for rain in the coming year. In this shiur, we will discuss the significance of these practices, focusing on the special water libations. The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Yaakov Medan The Inauguration of the Temple on Sukkot There are a number of interesting connections between Sukkot and the dedication of the Beit Ha-Mikdash. In this shiur, we will discuss the significance of these connections and how they can teach us about the essence of the chag. The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Experience of Hakhel The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara for Simchat Torah (1): From Moshe to Yehoshua The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The War of God and Magog: The Haftara of Shabbat Chol Ha-moed Sukkot The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein The Haftara for Simchat Torah (2): "You Shall Meditate Therein Day and Night" The Holiday of Sukkot
Harav Yehuda Amital The Fallen Sukka of David During the entire Sukkot holiday we are accustomed to say this prayer in the blessing after meals, based on the verse, “On that day I will establish the fallen sukka of David” (Amos 9:11). Why is this image chosen to represent the people of Israel? The Holiday of Sukkot
Rav Amnon Bazak Sukkot and the Attribute of Justice The Holiday of Sukkot
Rav Amnon Bazak The Nature of Shemini Atzeret The Holiday of Sukkot
Rav Ezra Bick The Symbolism of Sukkot The Holiday of Sukkot
Rav Yehuda Shaviv The Place of Sukkot in the Cycle of Festivals The Holiday of Sukkot
Rav Amnon Bazak Pesach and Sukkot, the Mishkan and the Mikdash The Meaning of Pesach
Rav David Silverberg S.A.L.T. - Sukkot 5777 / 2016
Rav David Silverberg SALT SUKKOT / VEZOT HABERAKHA 2015/5776