On the last day of Sukkot, Hoshana Rabba, we beat a bundle of willow branches (actually one is enough) on the floor (SA OC 664:4). The source for this “beating” is in the gemara (Sukka 44b) which states that the custom was to CHABIT the willow branches. Rashi explains that CHABIT means to wave them, […]
Lessons from Haazinu and the specialness of the Sukka. Torah Tidbits Audio for Parshat Ha’azinu and Sukkot
In succot you should dwell for seven days… (Sefer VaYikra 23:42)
The Haftarah for Chol Hamoed Sukkot
The Haftarah reading for the first day of Sukkot
Understanding the joy associated with Sukkot, Simchas Torah and “Zos Hatorah” – “This Torah”. Recorded October 4, 2006.