Rabbi Rapoport

December 11, 2009 - 8:37am
Rabbi Rapoport of the SU Chabad House teaches students how to balance college and religion.

If you've ever seen a man with a bushy beard walking around campus with a big plant and something that looks like a lemon, chances are it was Rabbi Yaakov Rapoport.

During Sukkot (a Jewish holiday in the fall), the Rabbi tries to get SU students to go into the sukkah (a temporary hut constructed to celebrate the harvest) and recite prayers with the lulav (plant) and the etrog (lemon).

Rabbi Rapoport, of the Chabad House, helps students relate to their Judaism in the whirlwind of college life.