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Sukkot’s Seventy Bulls

The Torah’s adaptation of a polytheistic ancient West-Semitic custom of sacrificing to seventy gods.


Noga Ayali-Darshan



ניסוך המים a Sukkot Rain Making Ritual

The Rabbis describe how the ritual of ניסוך המים (water libation), which they believed was to have occurred every Sukkot in the Temple, was a point of contention between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, but why was it so contentious and what was at stake in its performance?

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber



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