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Daily Archives: November 25, 2019

Exodus in the Dark Ages

Rashi on Shemot Genesis and Exodus have each its personality. The former starts with cosmic events and segues into the details of the first Hebrew families, while the latter focuses on the nation as whole, and on its journey from slavery to freedom and to nationhood. Rashi’s commentary, accordingly, wears…

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Sukkot Quick Guide

Building the Sukkah The sukkah should be built before the holiday, but it could also be built during Hol HaMoed. A Sukkah built under a tree is kosher, as long as it has enough shade of its own.  If the branches are very low and close to the Sukkah’s roof,…

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