This year, more than ever, we need to hear the message of the succah.
We need to know that even in exile (read: lockdown, isolation) Hashem is with us; with us to whatever unexpected and frightening places Covid-19 takes us. In the dark shadow of a pandemic, we need to truly feel the joy of Zeman Simchaseinu.
Here is a sampling of ArtScroll’s Succos titles that will help us tap into the power of the Yom Tov:
New!The What If… series, based on the popular Hebrew-language sefarim by noted rav and posek Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein shlita, has brought interesting, animated conversations to tens of thousands of homes. The newly-published What If… on the Yamim Tovim 2 brings us more unusual scenarios and thought-provoking explanations, all revolving around the holidays. Take it into your succah and watch the excitement — and the Torah discussions — begin.
New! The Czuker Edition Mikraos Gedolos has been transforming our Torah knowledge. Now, with the newly released Midsize Czuker Edition Mikraos Gedolos: Megillas Koheles, we gain a new understanding of the messages of this admittedly difficult Megillah. Like the others in this series, all the classic commentaries — including some rare ones — are fully menukad and newly typeset, and the roshei teivos are spelled out.
The Succos Machzor: On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur it’s natural for our prayers to be heartfelt. Now, on Succos, it may be harder to achieve those transcendent spiritual moments. The ArtScroll Succos Machzor helps keep the fervor in our prayers, with its readable translation, illuminating commentary, clear instructions, Overview, attractive design, and comprehensive Laws section.
The Schottenstein Edition Interlinear Succos Machzor: This Machzor lets you “read it in Hebrew and understand it in English.” As your eye sweeps over each line of print, it notes the precise English definition of every word, printed just below the Hebrew. The unique, patented row of arrows between the English and Hebrew guides your eye in the right direction. Includes a flowing translation, commentary, and all the other important features of the classic ArtScroll Machzor.
Succos: Its Significance, Laws, and Prayers: Why is Succos marked by an explosion of joy? What is the significance of the humble succah? What is the lesson of the Four Species? This volume, by Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, with an Overview by Rabbi Nosson Scherman, contains a rich treasury of observances, laws, insights, and prayers.