Hag Samayach! [Happy Holiday!]

Brad Brough October 12, 2012

 

This past week in Israel we have been celebrating the holiday of Sukkot, the feast of Tabernacles. Leviticus 23:42a-43 says “You shall dwell in booths for seven days;… That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” The holiday celebrates the fall harvest and commemorates Israel’s sojourn in the wilderness en route to the Promised Land.The celebration on the kibbutz this year was both fun and memorable. Students and families built sukkahs/booths outside their homes and decorated them according to their own style. [See above photo.] Near the end of the holiday our kibbutz community met together for a night of Ushpizim/Hospitality. Awards were given out for the best decorated sukkahs and each family brought delicious cuisine from their country of origin. What a wonderful way to enjoy the holiday and one another.

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