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Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot (October 6, 2012)
by Rabbi David M. Posner

AS FAR AS the liturgy of the siddur (the prayer book) is concerned, there is no happier holiday in the Jewish calendar than the festival of Sukkot. In both the Sh’moneh Esreih (the central part of the worship service) and the Kiddush, Sukkot is referred to as Z’man Simchateinu, the “season of our simchah, our joy.”

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