Red Yellow Black White Green (Sukkot) (Habad)

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Normally, I don’t post pictures of people on JPP because of privacy, but I’ll make an exception here since Chabad makes such a big deal about their public presence, in this case on campus looking for young Jews at Syracuse University who may never have realized that they might want to discharge the mitzvah of lulav and etrog for the holiday of Sukkot. I’m pretty sure I’m not comfortable with this, but the students don’t seem to mind, at least the ones who stop to talk to the pleasant young men in traditional costume. It’s too easy to be judgmental and to make political hay, so I’ll simply stop to enjoy these colors of the Sukkot holiday in America. The splendid colors of fall foliage, and the young Chabad emissaries in black and white with green palm fronds. I think I’d be more interested if they stopped and asked anyone who took in interest, even if they weren’t Jewish. Am gouing to try to remember to check out tomorrow the Jewish-Pagan interfaith event on campus sponsored by Hillel and the local pagan society! Chabad, you’re pretty used to. The Jewish-Pagan thing threw me for a loop. Perfect for this most Wiccanish of Jewish festivals.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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2 Responses to Red Yellow Black White Green (Sukkot) (Habad)

  1. palmsundae says:

    How was the “Jewish-Pagan interfaith event”? Is this a new movement?

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