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Erev Sukkot
Jewish History

R. Israel of Kosnitz was a disciple of a number of great chassidic Rebbes, including R. DovBer of Mezeritch. A famed miracle worker, he authored the work Avodat Yisrael and was one of the disseminators of Chassidism in Poland.

Link: Not Good to Be Alone

Laws and Customs

It is customary to prepare the "four kinds" for use on Sukkot, binding the three hadassim (myrtle twigs) and two aravot (willow twigs) to the lulav (palm frond), in the sukkah on the afternoon preceding the festival.

Link: It Takes All Kinds

Daily Thought

A sukkah is an embrace. You sit inside and G‑d is hugging you. All of you, from head to toe.

Whatever you do inside your sukkah—sip a beer, chat with a friend, answer your e‑mail, or just sleep soundly—all is transformed into a mitzvah, a secure and timeless connection with the Infinite.

And then, when you leave the sukkah to enter the world, you carry that hug with you.

All of life can become an embrace. A hug with the Infinite.