Not Really Going Round in Circles: The Sukkot Deja Vu

As we return to Sukkot, the holiday of the cycle, it may seem like we have been here before. But, with each year, we are actually engaging more profoundly than ever.

Do you ever feel like you are just going around in circles? Sukkot is one of those times, as we walk with the lulav in a circle during the daily services, once a day then, seven times on the seventh day of the holiday. This reaches its peak on Simchat Torah, when we dance for hours around the Torah scrolls, also in seven...