In September 2014, we welcomed in the Hebrew year of 5775. It is the year of shmita, which occurs every seven years. While typically translated as "Sabbatical year," the word shmita literally means "release".
Following the somber and contemplative High Holy Days comes the joyous holiday of Sukkot, which is celebrated by building temporary shelters known as sukkahs. Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains the significance of this observance and the lessons we can learn from it.