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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Building A Sukkah

It is kind of funny to write the same post three years in a row, but every fall at the same time, we celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, which is one of our favorites, and every year I take pictures of Dave and the kids putting up our Sukkah! All of the information about Sukkot that you might be curious about can be found in last year’s post. In summary, the Jewish people spent a portion of time wandering in the desert and living in huts or booths known as Sukkot (plural of Sukkah). Now, every year we commemorate this time by constructing our own Sukkah and dwelling in it by eating our meals inside it throughout the week of the holiday. [source info].

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You must be able to see the sky through the roof of your Sukkah, so first we needed to trim a tree that was in the way!

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The walls.

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The roof.

My main job in all of this is the decorations, most of which remain on the walls year after year.

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Zachary made a new decoration this year:

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It has the 7 species that grow in Israel on it. (Wheat, barley, dates, olives, pomegranates, figs, and grapes).

Simon brought home a miniature Sukkah!

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I will be offline until Saturday night to celebrate the first part of the holiday – see you back here on Sunday!

12 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

See you on Sunday and wishing you a wonderful holiday now too ;)

tamarsb said...

Chag sameach! Hope your weather is good for meals in the sukkah!

Amber said...

Looks very awesome. Enjoy!

Alex said...

I love these posts! Have a happy holiday!

Desiree @ Macke Monologues said...

I love how everyone in the family is so involved in creating your sukkah!
Have a fabulous holiday!

Dara said...

thank you!

Dara said...

oh man, it was pretty bad! it poured like crazy on thursday and friday!

Dara said...

thanks!

Dara said...

thank you!

Dara said...

thanks so much!

Shoshanah G said...

I used to love the fact the we had a sukkah in our backyard growing up. And while we would definitely eat dinner it in, part of me might still be a little bitter than we never actually slept in it. Ha!

Dara said...

I've never slept in one either!