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/