Are you visiting Israel and wondering why there are huts everywhere? Well, it's the holiday of Sukkot (Tabernacles)! . Referencing the Israelite’s period of wandering in the desert and the ancient Israelite festival associated with the fall harvest, Jews build huts to live in for the next seven days. These huts (“Sukkot” in Hebrew) pop up on balconies, backyards and roofs. . Feel free to stop by the next one you see and say hi. Hospitality is guaranteed and is actually one of this holiday's customs. . #gordontoursisrael#gordontours#travelisrael#israeltravel#sukkut#jewishholiday#hollandphotos#tabernacles
Just what is Sukkot? Sukkot is known as the “Festival of Tabernacles” and the “Feast of Booths.” Here is an intro to this week-long holiday going on now. https://toriavey.com/what-is-sukkot/ #sukkot#jewishholiday#sukkah#jewishfood
What is #sukkot without the #sukkah?! This #jewishholiday is one of the most particular and peculiar when you think about it. We are supposed to eat and sleep in a hut outside for a week...and it's supposed to be joyous festivity! For many families today (like ours) Sukkot is really difficult to participate in. I have a million excuses about why we don't have a sukkah in our home (mostly cost, weather, practicality etc.) and I hope in the coming years I will stop making excuses and just get one...but in the meantime I try to find meaningful ways to still partake in the mitzvot of the holiday. If you're looking for similar ideas I hope these help! Let me know in the comments - do you have a sukkah?? . 1. Visit the sukkah in your synagogue. Almost every schul has a large sukkah and host many events and meals in them throughout the week, some geared towards young families and some to just adults. . 2. Build a mini sukkah model - use @lego or @magnatiles or blocks or popsicle sticks or cardboard or whatever you want and have fun and be imaginative and creative as you go. Maybe it's not big enough to sit in, although maybe you do have that many Legos at home? But you'll still be learning and enjoying a part of the holiday together. . 3. Get a lulav and etrog. Of course part of the holiday is shaking the lulav branches and smelling the etrog citrus fruit in a sukkah but you can also have one in your home and go outside and again just learn and enjoy these symbolic elements of the holidays. . 4. Visit a friend with a sukkah and bring them some food! My guess is they'll be happy to invite you in as it's a mitzvah to host others in a sukkah so if you know of someone who has one offer to bring an after school snack and have a sukkah playdate. . 5. Enjoy the fruit and harvest of the season 🍎! Sukkot is an agricultural festival to celebrate the harvest so harvest it up! Even if it’s just at your grocery store and eat and give thanks for the Autumnal bounty! .