Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sukkot, or "That Holiday with the Huts" (5770)

Sukkot is one of those holidays that, at face value, it doesn't make much sense for Jews to have.

For a week every autumn,
we are commanded to build and "dwell in" temporary structures called sukkot.
(Lev. 23:42-43)

Which probably made lots of sense for a bunch of Israelites who had been building pyramids their whole lives.
A little hut? No sweat.
For us? Let's just say it's a bit more of a challenge.

But the Ancient Israelites also didn't have power drills, staple guns, folding tables, or LED twinkle lights.
So it pretty much evens out, I'd say.

Happily, our family sukkah is both fab and pre-fab (by Sabba.) We just drag it out, put up the cornstalk roof, decorate, sit, and eat. Mmmm.

Challah from the Source

Gorgeous Cholent (if I do say so myself)

Post-lunch Adventure (read: hole digging) with Rivky

A Quick Photo Shoot for Posterity
A good smile

And, just like last year, an exhausted Asher crashed at 5:30 PM.

Chag Sukkot Sameach - Happy Sukkot!

*Also, just so you know, the High Holidays (AKA the most insane time of my year) are now coming to an end. You should be hearing from us much more regularly from this point.


Anonymous said...

I love this post! Rivky has a hole digging buddy? How cool :) And Rami is getting SO Big! :) Such cute pictures! I also really like the new header. Looks like a great time! Love, Auntie AL

ME said...

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!! jk, I know how life get ;)

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