Tagged Midrash

SUKKOT FEATURE: What we can learn from the rich symbolism of Sukkot

(MyJewishLearning.com) — There are more spiritually resonant symbols associated with the Festival of Sukkot than with any other major Jewish holiday. On Yom Kippur, the only visual marker is the special clothing many wear as symbols of teshuvah. On Passover, the redemptive symbol of matzah is joined by the… Read more »

Op-Ed: How to stop killing in the name of God

NEW YORK (JTA) — Belief in God is at the core of my very being. But that belief is sometimes challenged by the scores of innocents killed over the millennia in God’s name, from biblical times to the present day. Last month, dozens were killed at a shopping mall… Read more »