Gimme Shelter: Building Our Sukkah When Material Shelters Fail Us

With such difficult days leading up to the holiday, this year I really needed Sukkot.

The holidays did not take me by surprise this year, but I cannot truly say that I was ready for them. On the Saturday night before Rosh Hashana, at the end of Selichot services, I joked with my rabbi that this year, the earliest the Hebrew calendar ever falls on the Gregorian calendar, I could have really used an Elul Bet. An...