The trappings of Sukkot, and a Scandinavian Yom Kippur
In preparation for next week’s holiday, Tablet Magazine offers a primer on Sukkot, Charles and Julian Boxenbaum present an inspired innovation on the traditional huts, and Mimi Sheraton explores the etrog, a citrus fruit that is one of the major symbols of the festival. Plus, Etgar Keret discovers a surprising affinity for the holiest of High Holidays in Sweden. And The Scroll is here as ever to update you throughout the day.
London writer says ultra-Orthodox groups have state OK to keep Jews, Arabs apart
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