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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Building Our Sukkah

Ten days after Rosh Hashanah comes Yom Kippur, and 5 days after Yom Kippur comes Sukkot. It’s a very hectic time on our calendar! Sukkot is so much fun though and such a great way to celebrate fall! Last week we started building our Sukkah (and by we I mean Dave…and his little helpers). The Sukkah is in our back yard, and for a whole week we eat in it. The kids and I really want to sleep in it, but I don’t think we’re brave enough!

Here come the helpers!

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Zachary’s job was apparently to hold onto those corner pieces the whole time!

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After the frame went up, this happened. I guess he was a little scared!

Next the walls went up. I love that the decorations are already there from last year (and the year before, and the year before that). Of course, we’ll add more!

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We left the Sukkah all week without the roof. Today, the roof went up!
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Not only does he build Sukkahs, my husband also did this today:

These next two days are holiday days where I am not online, but I’ll be back on Tuesday night with an overview of our decorations!


K Coake said...

I've never seen this part of the Jewish tradition. I would love to hear more...if you don't mind. Why do you eat in the Sukkah for the week? I love the roof. It all looks neat. Enjoy your family and holiday.

Barbara Hiatt said...

I like this a lot! It's nice to learn about traditions! Thanks for linking up at the CHQ Blog Hop! See you again on Tuesday!
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SEL said...

My parents always wanted to make their own Sukkah. We had a lot of land, but there were trees and bushes everywhere. I love that you all made one. It looks great!

I'm from Jersey, too. :)

L'Shana Tova!

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Roshni AaMom said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I too would love to hear more about the background of eating inside the Sukkah!