The Connection Between Sukkot and Gog and Magog

The Connection Between Sukkot and Gog and Magog

When Shabbat occurs during Sukkot, rather than reading from the weekly Torah portion, there is an ancient, yet unusual, Jewish tradition of reading about the famous war of Gog and Magog from the Book of Ezekiel in chapters 38 and 39. The terrifying battle is described...
Who is Gedalia and why do Jews fast for him?

Who is Gedalia and why do Jews fast for him?

Archaeologists in Israel uncovered evidence from nearly three thousand years ago, proving the existence of Gedaliah, a relatively minor character mentioned in the Bible, whose life is still commemorated till this very day by Jews every year through an annual fast day....