Tishrei: Talking to the Dead
First post of the year at PunkTorah.org. This year I’ll be exploring a unique tradition or practice associated with either the holidays or seasons of each month of the Jewish year.
The most prominent rituals of Sukkot are the setting up of our Sukkahs, the “huts” we “dwell in” and the shaking of the Lulav and Etrog. The harvest roots of Sukkot are hardly worth discussing and debating, because they are just so blatant. So let’s talk about that other fascinating tradition: the Ushpizin.