Month: October 2017

Abraham looks into the night sky (Genesis 22:16-17).

FOUNDATION: “You, Israel, Are My Servant”

“But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham My friend. You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.’”

Sukkah at Synagogue Beith Yossef, Paris.

SEASONS: Sukkot 5778

The sukkah memorializes God’s faithful provision in the past as Israel wandered in the wilderness. Waving the lulav joyfully acknowledges His bountiful supply in the present. But, there is also a future element to Sukkot.