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A different kind of shadow

I saw a different kind of shadow yesterday evening. It wasn’t the kind of shadow the kabbalists tell us to look for in a moon-lit field on the holy night of Hoshana Rabba, the final night of the festival of Succot. If your shadow is ful...

Posted on 15 October 2014, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
This is how the story ends

Finally, we come to the end of this glorious run of Moed – sacred time. Depending on how you’ve been counting we started at the beginning of Succot. Or maybe we started at Rosh Hashanah, or maybe Slichot – the Saturday night before ...

Posted on 14 October 2014, By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon
Shadow of faith

If only the whole world were a big succah! To dwell in the Succah (and ‘dwell’ really means dwell: you take your best plates and cups, all your meals, and even your sleep in the Succah) you have to be at peace. ‘God will hide me in ...

Posted on 8 October 2014, By Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg