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What's the Real Reason for the Sukkah?

The sukkah serves to remind us of our humble beginnings as a fledgling nation, when we did not have any permanent dwellings and had to live in simple huts.
How To Celebrate Sukkot
The basic Sukkot observances, with links leading to more information.
The Sukkah Is Now

The sukkah, when done by the book, is incongruence itself: Live in a temporary structure as though it were permanent. What other structure does that remind you of?
Essay
After Yom Kippur: Can We Maintain Our Connection With G-d?

Examining the Pieces When Everything Falls Apart

The pressure subtly built a reality around me that I could not achieve. If the dream of that success failed, then everything was lost.
The Four Mysteries of King Solomon

Why do vacillation and hardship fuel growth? How can contradictory ideas embody a singular truth? Why does a simple physical deed elevate us to levels of holiness and G‑dliness?
Jewish News
In Texas, Florida and Around the World, Jews Embrace Sukkot

The meaning of temporary shelter resounds even more strongly.
Following Deadly Violence in Vegas, a Rabbi Provides Comfort

Chabad Rabbi Mendy Harlig speaks from the scene of the mass shooting.
Signs of Renewal in Battered St. Thomas

Rebuilding begins slowly as aid shifts in the right direction.
Video
The Lowly Willow

A profound look at the paradox of the willow of the Four Kinds that are 'taken' during the festival of Sukkot: On one hand, the willow is the least virtuous of the Four Kinds and the laws governing its validity the least demanding, yet the willow conveys the greatest contribution of them all. (Likutei Sichos vol. 22)
Story
The Stranger Who Wanted to Go to Heaven

The messenger approached a traveler and asked him whether he was carrying an etrog . . .
Lifestyle
Garnish Your Soup Like a Pro!

Warm Soup for Sukkot
The Beauty of Fall

Four things were said regarding bread: One should not place raw meat on top of bread, one should not pass a full cup over bread, one should not throw bread, and one should not prop up his plate with a piece of bread
— Talmud, Berachot 50b