Succot

Nutty and fruity rice salad

By Silvia Nacamulli, September 27, 2012

This salad is the result of a great friendship and the love of food that I share with my dear Israeli friend, Einav. The beauty of this wonderful dish, ideal for Succot, is that you can add and remove ingredients as you like. You can use dried figs or prunes instead of dates, for example. Orange and lemon zest is also a tangy and tasty addition.
Serves 4-6
Preparation time: 30 minutes

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Baked globe courgettes with lamb and rice

By Ren Behan, September 27, 2012

Stuffed vegetables are traditional at Succot and these globe courgettes are lovely and sweet when roasted, and hold their shape well when filled. You could also use hollowed long courgettes or roasted peppers or tomatoes.
Serves 4

Ingredients
8 globe courgettes
3 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
250g minced lamb
2 tsp ground cinnamon

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Moroccan Tagine

By Denise Phillips, September 27, 2012

This tagine is served with couscous, which is made from crushed durum wheat — one of the grains which, the Torah tells us, requires a special blessing in the Succah.
Serves 6

Ingredients
100g flaked almonds
3 tbsp olive oil
12 shallots, peeled
4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
4 cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped

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Succot in the City

By Jennifer Lipman, October 19, 2011

Jewish professionals took some time out of their day to enjoy a hot meaty lunch in a succah organised by Chabad Lubavitch UK and sponsored by city firms including Deloitte, Bolt Partners, Mishcon De Reya, Taylor Wessing and Speechly Bircham.

Photos: Joel Seshold

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Succah at Occupy London Stock Exchange

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

Protesters at the Occupy London Stock Exchange have been invited to take temporary shelter – in a succah.

Following in the footsteps of Jewish demonstrators in New York, a group of British activists have decided to put up a "protest succah".

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We are so much more than what we own

By Rabbi Daniel Glass, October 11, 2011

A round the year 1845, the American writer, Henry David Thoreau, left his house to live in a log cabin in the middle of the forests of New England.

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Welcome to the British ambassador's succah

By Jennifer Lipman, October 10, 2011

A succah has been put up at the British ambassador's residence in Israel for the first time ever.

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Off to Israel for Succot? Don't take your lulav

By Jennifer Lipman, September 21, 2011

It has been several years since air passengers could travel with nail scissors, tweezers or even shampoo as hand luggage, but now even lulavs and etrogs are on the list of banned goods.

Israel's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry has announced that lulavs, along with willow and myrtle plants, cannot be brought in to the country at all.

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Lulav trade hit by Israel-Egypt spat

By Anna Sheinman, September 19, 2011

Egypt has announced it will not export lulavs this year, due to worsening relations between Egypt and Israel.

The lulav, a palm frond, is one of the four species used in prayers on the festival of Succot.

Egypt has in previous years exported around 700,000 palm fronds to Israel, amounting to some 40 percent of annual demand. Another 700,000 are normally sent to Jews in the Diaspora.

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Sushi in the Succah at Nottingham Chabad

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2010

Nottingham’s Chabad rabbi Mendy Lent and his wife Brocha hosted more than 120 student for their second annual “Sushi in the Succah” event.

Rabbi Lent said: “What is it with Jews and Sushi?”

He also went door to door around Nottingham’s student houses with a lulav and etrog and put up a portable Succah on campus.

He said: “It drew dozens of students, and there was a lot of interest from non-Jews who were fascinated.”

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