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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.

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.
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?
One Sukkah, One Lulav, One People
The two central mitzvos of Sukkos, the sukkah and the Four Kinds, have at their core the theme of Jewish unity.
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!
Video | 1:18
All About Sukkot!
History and Facts with Dina
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.
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
Video | 1:40
Super Sukkah
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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.”
The Rebbe’s Sukkah
21 Tishrei, 5742 • October 18, 1981
Distribution of Lekach, honeycake, with wishes for a sweet New Year. This is an age-old tradition on Hosha’ana Rabah. The Rebbe hands Lekach to men, women and children of all walks of life.
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
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.
Sukkot on Wheels
Video | 0:36
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.
Swords into Palm Branches
An address to children on Sukkos: Unlike other nations, who parade with a rifle, a Jew parades with a lulav. And instead of bullets, a Jew arms himself with an esrog. Instead of brandishing daggers or swords, a Jew carries hadassim (myrtles) and aravos (willows).
Sukkot: Less Is More
The mitzvah of dwelling in the sukkah returns us to simpler values and simpler times.
Four of a Kind
The Midrash teaches that each of the Four Species on Sukkos represents one kind of Jew and concludes: “On Sukkos, all four Jews must join together, for each one completes the others.”
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.
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.
Let the World Know
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.
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.
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.
What Makes a Kosher Sukkah?
The Practical Laws for Building a Sukkah
An overview of the laws for constructing a kosher sukkah.
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