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Sukkot Videos

Prepare for the joyous festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah with these educational and informative videos about the various mitzvot and customs related to this eight-day holiday.

The Lulav
Video | 7:16
Sukkot: The Lulav
On Sukkot we shake the lulav and etrog. Learn how to do this mitzvah of taking “the four kinds”.
The Etrog
Video | 6:20
Sukkot: The Etrog
The beauty of “the four kinds” is the etrog, the citron fruit. What distinguishes the etrog from an ordinary lemon?
Sukkah - Part 1
Video | 6:53
The Sukkah
Part 1 - Building the Sukkah
Get an up-close look on how to build a sukkah, the temporary dwelling used on Sukkot.
Sukkah - Part 2
Video | 5:53
The Sukkah
Part 2 - Eating in the Sukkah
On Sukkot we move from our living and dining room to the sukkah; dicover how and why this is done.
Sukkot: Oneness in Many
The "four kinds" taken on Sukkot are each very different, yet in their different-ness they teach us a profound lesson in oneness.
The Secret to Finding Your Happiness
What the Holiday of Sukkot Teaches Us
Who doesn't want more happiness in their lives? The holiday of Sukkot teaches us the secret key for making joy more accessible throughout the year!
Simchat Torah
Video | 6:12
Simchat Torah
On Simchat Torah we complete the yearly cycle of Torah readings, and celebrate by dancing with the Torah.
What If We Built the World’s Greatest Sukkah?
Ezy, Eli, Dina and the newest character, Rina, try to come up with ideas to make the world's greatest sukkah and learn an important lesson in the process.
All About Sukkot!
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All About Sukkot!
History and Facts with Dina
Being In a State of Joy
Sometimes, in our attempt to be happy, we focus on ourselves. The holiday of Sukkot teaches us that to be in a state of joy, one must move beyond oneself.
The Evolution of the Sukkah
Three Phases in the Holiday of Sukkot
How the mitzvah of building a sukkah is performed in three epochs of history: before the giving of the Torah, after the giving of the Torah and after Moshiach comes.
Four Kinds, Six Directions
Meditation in Movement
The movements we make with the Four Kinds each day of Sukkot are a meditation on bringing our emotions into balanced harmony. This meditation is grounded in the kavanot of the Ari, as explained in the siddur of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.
Super Sukkah
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Super Sukkah
Using exclusively licensed technology from KabbalaLabs Disincorporated, the latest device in time-travel is now being marketed to the public by Infinity Labs Intergalactical. Inexpensive and easy to construct in your own backyard, the Super Sukkah will prove a big hit for the entire family, friends, hornets and in-laws.
The Ultimate Shelter
A Sukkot Message
Rabbi Dan Roth shows us how to leave our problems at the doorstep of the sukkah, and let G‑d be our “Ultimate Shelter.”
My Sukkah Is Your Sukkah
Sukkot and Self-Transcendence
The power of the sukkah to release us from our emotional attachments to the material world and make us available for intimate relationships with others.
The Etrog that Became a Lemon
A Jewish Love Story
A wonderful story that illustrates how every moment in life is an opportunity to do a mitzvah
Sukkot on Wheels
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Sukkot on Wheels
A Happy Sukkot message from the "Sukkah-Cycle."
Re-enacting the Marriage between the Jew and G-d
The High Holidays Season – Sukkot & Simchat Torah
The common theme contained in the High-Holidays and the festivals of Sukkot and Simchat Torah.
Sukkot: Less Is More
The mitzvah of dwelling in the sukkah returns us to simpler values and simpler times.
The (Im)possible 5-Minute Truck Sukkah
What to do when you don't have a suitable yard or balcony for a sukkah? You can make it on the back of a truck! This short video shows how it's done.
Humility, Diversity and Unity
Letters and numbers of the festivals—Sukkot
The mystery of a missing letter vav in the verse that talks about shaking the lulav (Leviticus 23:40) and in the verse commanding us to dwell in the sukkah (23:42).
G-d Said, 'Be Happy'
Wisdom at the Western Wall
Filmed during Sukkot at the Western Wall, visitors to Judaism's most holy site show what it looks like to perform the mitzvah of being happy.
A Fiery Law
Video | 18:21
A Fiery Law
Letters and numbers of Simchat Torah
Before the Torah was given, it existed as “black fire written upon white fire.” This is alluded to by the unusual term “eish-dat,” which is written as one word but read as two.
Let the World Know
A Sukkot Message
Chabad philosophy teaches that the sukkah—which represents the clouds of glory that sheltered the Jewish people in the desert—is also the revelation of the incense cloud that blanketed the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur. On Sukkos it is revealed for all to see, even non-Jewish passersby.
How to Observe Sukkot
Laws and customs of the holiday
What special rituals are performed on the holiday of Sukkot? How does one perform them? What are some of the deeper reasons for doing what we do? An expert in Jewish law gives an overview of the lulav and etrog, eating in a sukkah, and other Sukkot-related observances.
Why Do We Sit in the Sukkah?
Letters and Numbers of Sukkot
Five levels of understanding to the meaning and symbolism behind the mitzvah to dwell in the Sukkah.
Why an Etrog and Not a Lemon?
The Mitzvah of the Four Kinds
A closer look at the mitzvah of taking the Four Kinds on Sukkot, and what they each represent.
What Makes an Etrog Beautiful?
How to choose the ideal etrog
Do you know what to look for when buying an etrog? Learn more than the mere difference between a lemon and an etrog, familiarize yourself with what’s the ideal etrog, and become an educated etrog consumer.
Celebrating Simchat Torah
Five Levels of Understanding
The holiday of Sukkot culminates with the days of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, where we celebrate the completion of the Torah. Learn five levels of meaning behind this most joyous day.
What Makes a Kosher Sukkah?
The Practical Laws for Building a Sukkah
An overview of the laws for constructing a kosher sukkah.
False Security
Video | 3:20
False Security
The Only Real Insurance
What makes you feel secure? Your insurance plan, your past success or wealth? Sometimes, by stepping out of the environments that make us feel secure, we can achieve real security. Learn the power of the hut of faith.
The Four Keys to Happiness
A 90 second Sukkot insight
In this 90 second video, Choni Milecki and Benny Friedman present the four G’s how to be happy on the holiday of Sukkot
The Ushpizin
The Supernal Sukkot Guests
This series explains the meaning of the mystical guests who visit the Sukkah each day of Sukkot. In addition to the classic ushpizin, there’s a tradition of Chassidic ushpizin. Rabbi Raskin endeavors to correlate the two sets of revered visitors.
Intermediate Talmud: Tractate Sukkah
The Talmud on the Festival of Sukkot
The Lowly Willow
Video | 26:12
The Lowly Willow
Which is the greatest of the ‘Four Kinds’?
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)
Rules of Growth
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Rules of Growth
Growing Weekly: Sukkot
The Miracle of Sukkot
Learn the mystical understanding of the holiday of Sukkot, from the sukkah to the four kinds to the special offerings that impact the nations of the world.
Hospitality and the Sukkah
Something Spiritual on Sukkot
Juggling Torches of Fire
Something Spiritual on Sukkot
Amid the Sukkot festivities at the Holy Temple, the Sages would juggle torches. The symbolism here reflects the idea of Sukkot to permeate the mundane with the divine.
Sukkot: The Secret to Unbridled Joy
Joy is synonymous with the holidays of Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret. But why? What triggers this jubilation?
Why We Dance on Simchat Torah
Growing Weekly: Simchat Torah
Why We Celebrate in a Circle
Something Spiritual on Simchat Torah
Why Simchat Torah Now?
The straight-forward meaning of the words ‘Simchat Torah’ is ‘the joy of the Torah’. But surely the point is our joy with Torah, not the Torah’s joy?! This class explores the essence of Simchat Torah and why it is the culmination of the holidays that forge the foundation for the year to come.
To My Dearest Beloved...
A message of love following seven months of isolation.
Kreplach for Hoshanah Rabah
It’s customary to have kreplach (pastry filled with meat) on the seventh day of Sukkot.
Simchat Torah: The Inside Story
Discover the mystical dimension of this most joyous day.
Four Kinds that Collectively Equal One
How the “Four Kinds” we are commanded to take on Sukkot naturally add up to one. This class reveals the deepest meaning and motifs to the mitzvah!
What Are We Celebrating at Simchat Beit HaShoevah?
Drawing joy! Let’s define Simchat Beit HaSho’evah: The seasonal Sukkot celebration that poured happiness out of a bucket of water in the Beit HaMikdash (Holy Temple), and why that’s relevant today!
Why We Whack Willows on Hoshana Rabbah
On the 7th day of Sukkot, called Hoshanah Rabba, we take five willows and strike the ground to sweeten the judgment. This class digs deep into Torah tradition to uncover the origins, meanings, and relevance to the ancient Holy Temple plant parade that lead to modern synagogue willow whacking!
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