Sunday, September 30, 2012

Party in the Sukkah

I know, I know, it's been over a week since I last blogged. Let's just say that the whole holiday--Shabbos--holiday--Shabbos turnaround has kept me busy. In other words, I'm either celebrating a holiday or in the kitchen, so you know where to find me:)

The holiday coming up is one that I've had to learn to love over time, since it involves a lot of things I don't take to easily, ie the outdoors, unpredictable weather, and backyard forts.

Each Sukkot we build a hut like this:


And eat our meals in it for eight days, to remind of us of the days the Jews traveled in the desert and G-d cared for them.

Now Sukkahs can take many forms and shapes.

There's the terrace-sukkah you find everywhere in Israel:


And even a back-of-the-car sukkah:


S and the other neighborhood guys spent a long time debating the benefits of different sukkah styles--canvas, fiberglass, wood, plexiglass? Windows or not? Sliding doors? My only contribution was to advise him to get the fiberglass one I could tell he secretly wanted.

So all in all, I'm pretty excited for my first Sukkot in our house with our brand new sukkah! I'm also excited because I have NOTHING LEFT TO COOK at this particular moment in my life. Wheeee!!

(I like cooking, I really do. But four weeks straight people. Mama is going to spend some time at the mall today!)

I hope you all have a happy, wonderful weekend! And tell me, have YOU ever seen a sukkah?


photo sources--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkah, http://miriyummy.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/unstuffed-sukkah/,http://owujew.wordpress.com/tag/sukkah-city/

26 comments:

  1. Never...I don't know what it is..but thanks to you I'm going on wikipedia to learn something new ^__^ thanks!

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  2. I've only read about them! So cool, thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this Keshet. I have been fascinated by these little buildings since I was a kid growing up in Boro Park, Brooklyn. I was always trying to peek in and see what was going on in there :)

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  4. Wow that is interesting-I had never heard of this. I know very little about the Jewish culture but I love learning and passing the info on to my kids. Thank you for this post!!

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  5. I've never heard or seen them before. Thanks for sharing. It was interesting.

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  6. Over Yom Tov I was thinking how to scrap about sukkot. We arein communal sukkah's, here in the city, and I think it creates a unique experience.

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  7. I have never seen a Sukkah but thank you for sharing the story with us. I love learning from you:)

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  8. This amazing holiday - our neighbors each year putting up a sukkah and invite us to at
    Just experience

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