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News and updates about Succot

Watch live: Tens of thousands at the Western Wall for Hoshana Rabba prayers

Since early morning, the Western Wall plaza has filled with tens of thousands of worshipers, gathered to join the Hoshana Rabba prayers.

Tens of thousands at the Western Wall for Hoshana Rabba prayersplayer

Wisconsin synagogue vandalized multiple times during Sukkot

Racine synagogue's windows smashed with bricks three times during five hour period at the beginning of the holiday.

Wisconsin synagogue vandalized multiple times during Sukkot

Unity on Sukkot

With elections ahead, we must remember on the holiday of Sukkot that 'All of the Jewish people are fit to reside in one sukkah.'

 Unity on Sukkot

Watch: Kaliver Rebbe leads 'Shema Yisrael' prayer

Dozens attend festive Simchat Beit Hasho'eva event in the town of Revava.

Watch: Kaliver Rebbe leads 'Shema Yisrael' prayerplayer

Jews who smuggled Four Species on Temple Mount awarded 500 NIS

The 'Betsalmo' organization promised the prize to any Jew who performs the ritual or blow a shofar on the mount during Rosh Hashanah.

Jews who smuggled Four Species on Temple Mount awarded 500 NIS player

Sukkot insights

Articles, quotes, videos and more for individual and family enrichment.

Sukkot insights

Watch: Chief Rabbi hosts President Herzog in his sukkah

The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, hosted President Isaac Herzog in his sukkah with a delegation from the Echad l’Echad Foundation.

Chief Rabbi hosts President Herzog in his sukkahplayer

Watch: Torah dedication, Hakhel, and simchat beit hashoeva at the Western Wall

3 Torah scrolls dedicated during special Sukkot celebration at the Western Wall which only happens once every 7 years.

Torah dedication, Hakhel, Simchat Beit Hashoeva at the Kotelplayer

Live: Sukkot in Hebron, the city of the Forefathers

Thousands celebrat holiday of Sukkot at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron with performances by geart Jewish singers.

Live: Sukkot in Hebron, the city of the Forefathersplayer

Ayelet Shaked: 'I would be happy to chat with Jordan Peterson in the sukkah'

In special interview Int. Minister Shaked lamented way she has to spend holiday because of elections and discussed more serious issues

'I would be happy to chat with Jordan Peterson in the sukkah'player

'There were loud explosions, we hid in the basement'

The rabbis of Ukraine's Jewish community recount a holiday of explosions, power outages, and joy

'There were loud explosions, we hid in the basement'

Join the Sukkot revolution

The Sukkah is a hands on experience, no virtual Sukkah will do. And that is why it returns us to the most elemental roots of our being.

Join the Sukkot revolution

The festival of unity

Since last year was a shemitah year, this year is a Hakhel year. Why is Sukkot is a propitious time for it?

The festival of unity

Evyatar families celebrate Sukkot at Tapuah Junction

Evyatar residents, waiting over a year for the government to keep its promise for recognition, mark the Sukkot holiday at Tapuah Junction.

Evyatar families celebrate Sukkot at Tapuah Junction

Russian missile strikes 100 meters from Kyiv synagogue on Sukkot

Worshipers hide in synagogue of Chabad basement as Russian missile strikes near them during holiday prayers.

Russian missile strikes 100 meters from Kyiv synagogue on Sukkot

5 sukkot burn down in Jerusalem

Fire spreads to 5 sukkot on first night of holiday in Jerusalem neighborhood.

5 sukkot burn down in Jerusalem

Chag Sameach from Israel National News!

Wishing a joyous Sukkot holiday to all our readers. News coverage ends this evening, resumes Monday evening.

Chag Sameach from Israel National News!

In complex logistical operation: Four species distributed to Jews of Ukraine

In recent days, the Jewish communities in Ukraine have received sets of the four species, over which they can bless during Sukkot.

Four species distributed to Jews of Ukraine

Chag Sameach from Israel! Updates Continue from North America

Sukkot about to begin in Israel. INN's North America desk will continue to update the site until Sukkot begins in New York.

Chag Sameach from Israel! Updates Continue from North America

Thanks in part to shmita year, Morocco's etrog industry is booming

This Sukkot, peace and Jewish agricultural law have Morocco’s etrog industry blossoming.

Why Morocco's etrog industry is booming this year

Yair Lapid’s holiday bloopers

Just as worrisome as his ignorance of basic Judaism is the fact that he can't even fake it. What awaits us for Sukkot, I wonder. Op-ed.

Yair Lapid’s holiday bloopers

Sukkot: So many festivals in just a few weeks!

This month is packed with major festivals, but we need them all.

Sukkot: So many festivals in just a few weeks!

Nahala movement aims to spend Sukkot in Evyatar

Activists will arrive today at the controversial Samaria village, demanding to be allowed to repopulate the village.

Nahala movement aims to spend Sukkot in Evyatar

If you really want to celebrate Sukkot, come to the Land of Israel!

An Etrog Tree Doesn’t Grow in Brooklyn.

To really celebrate Sukkot, come to the Land of Israel!

IDF: No general closure during holiday

IDF issues update regarding general closure in Judea and Samaria, crossings to and from Gaza.

IDF: No general closure during holiday

A gift of love

The only way to mend a heart seared by the shofar blast ending Yom Kippur is with joy, that of choosing an etrog for His sake.

A gift of love

Selected laws of building a Sukkah

Despite its being a temporary dwelling, the Sukkah has rules on how it is to be built.

Selected laws of building a Sukkah

Where did the Four Species markets disappear to?

Popular Four Species market in Ashdod won't operate this year - here's why.

Where did the Four Species markets disappear to?

Sukkot celebrations to be held at Western Wall

Traditional Priestly Blessing ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, the second intermediate day of the Sukkot holiday.

Sukkot celebrations to be held at Western Wall

Heightened tensions expected: Thousands of police to secure Jerusalem during holidays

Border policemen, police, and volunteers expected to patrol and keep the peace as city hosts massive holiday events

Thousands of police to secure Jerusalem during holidays

Thousands gather at Western Wall for Hoshana Rabba

Mass prayers held at Western Wall ahead of Simhat Torah. Up to 8,000 worshippers permitted to gather at the Western Wall Plaza.

Thousands gather at Western Wall for Hoshana Rabbaplayer

On Sukkot, we dream under the stars

Tomorrow is today's dream. We pray that our intentions be worthy of creation, that our dreams be worthy of actualization.

On Sukkot, we dream under the stars

Car ramming attack attempted at LA synagogue Sukkot concert

Man purposely drives car down alley directly into congregants who miraculously are able to jump out of the way, with no serious injuries.

Car ramming attack attempted at LA synagogue Sukkot concert

The Four Species bind us all together

It's all temporary - the Sukkot secret to happiness.

The Four Species bind us all togetherplayer

Live: Sukkot celebrations in Hebron

Celebrations held outside Tomb of the Patriarchs in Biblical City of Hebron.

Live: Sukkot celebrations in Hebronplayer

Watch live: Prayer and song at the Southern Wall

Join Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu and Rabbi Eyal Yakubovich in holiday prayers and songs at the Southern Wall in Jerusalem.

Watch live: Prayer and song at the Southern Wallplayer

Thousands of visitors flock to Gush Etzion during Sukkot

Visitors from across Israel head to Gush Etzion to visit heritage sites and family-oriented activities south of Jerusalem.

Thousands of visitors flock to Gush Etzion during Sukkot

The meaning of Sukkot and the Sukkah

A selection of articles and videos of interest from the Rabbi Sacks archive on the holiday of Sukkot:

 The meaning of Sukkot and the Sukkah

Watch: Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal's greeting for Sukkot

Former NBA champion and MVP Shaquille O'Neal says Sukkot is his favorite Jewish holiday. Guess why.

Watch: Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal's greeting for Sukkotplayer

The season of our gladness

The Manchester Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yehudah Zev Segal and the Shem Mishmuel, Rebbe of Sochaczev (both zts"l) on Sukkot and joy.

The season of our gladness