Jews begin the seven day Sukkot festival at sunset on Wednesday night. Families build huts to commemorate the temporary dwellings that the Israelites lived in during their 40 year wandering in the wilderness after leaving Egypt. The festival requires the purchase of the four species, which include a citron, a closed palm, a myrtle branch and a willow branch.
It was a week of ridiculous comebacks, poorly-managed defeats and most of all, riveting football. For Vikings and Cowboys fans, it was an unmitigated disaster. For Texan and Bears fans, the hype machine for the postseason is already revved up. And for those looking for the best visual representations of the week's action, look no further.
Three winners in different categories won for "the ability to achieve 100 miles per gallon or the energy equivalent (MPGe) and to survive grueling real-world safety, efficiency, emissions, durability and range tests."
Kaparot is a Jewish ritual performed before Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, that is suppose to transfer the sins of the past year to the chicken. Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Friday.
Sometimes, the sons and daughters of the rich and famous follow in their parents' footsteps and go on to be famous on their own. Others, go on to enjoy normal lives. And others still are simply adorable.
Brace for colder weather, shorter daylight hours and hopefully, a better class of films at the cinema. The fall and winter typically bring about Hollywood's Oscar bait, signaling a turn from movies in which explosions or cleavage take precedence over scripts and direction. And this year will be no different, though for every "Social Network" or "Howl" there's a "Harry Potter" or "Tron."
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