Why is Sukkot Celebrated Right After Yom Kippur?

The Jewish Holiday of Sukkot is celebrated a few days after Yom Kippur. Why is that so? We know that Yom Kippur is the day of atonement and Sukkot is the holiday where we make huts and dwell in them for 7 days – So why is Sukkot celebrated right after Yom Kippur? Rabbi Aaron Pessin shares a beautiful insight into the connection of these special Holidays.

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The Witch Avoided Eye Contact With This Orthodox Jew – True Story!

An Orthodox Jewish student (a friend of Rabbi Alpren – who is telling the story) was studying to be a psychiatrist in the USA, and at the end of the year, the university had brought in a number of different specialists in alternative medicines and various healing techniques to share their knowledge and experiences with the class. For a series of about 3 final lectures, they brought in a Witch, who was apparently involved in black magic. Everything was going fine, but she would not make eye contact with the Orthodox Jew, until one day…

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Shavuot: What It’s All About (3 min)

A story from the Talmud about a couple who couldn’t have children. After 10 years had past, the husband told the wife that they should divorce. It was decided that they meet with the Great Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai before proceeding with a divorce. They told him the story and he advised an unusual course of action…which they followed. Rabbi Benzion Klatzko shares this story with along with the powerful message that is derived from it…

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