A Holiday, Interrupted Sukkot

For hundreds of years from the time of Joshua until that of Ezra and Nehemiah - traditions related to Sukkot were in essence suspended, but now they are being restored, thanks to the 'new’ Torah text that Ezra’s listeners 'discover,’ which now become a reality.

In the introduction to his commentary on the Mishnah, Maimonides discusses the various interpretations the sages provide for biblical verses. The...