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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/


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

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

  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 :)

  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!!

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

  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.

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

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

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