Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sukkah Pictures



Hello Blog!

Sukkot ended last Wednesday September 29th and I'm just now updating my pictures.

Why?

Because I was caught up in the throws of publishing a magazine. Rooted Living's October issue is now up for viewing, and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. I'm going to try to put a link in my sidebar. We'll see how tech savvy I can get. LOL!

But, for now.....the long awaited Sukkah pics.

Brief back story. Sukkot is the Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths. It is a holiday that commemorates the time when the Israelites fled Egypt
with Moses and wandered in the desert for 40 years while waiting to enter into the Promised Land.

It is also a time to celebrate the harvest from the earth (crops).

As a family, we build a Sukkah and then for the 7 (or 8) days of the holiday we eat our meals outdoors inside the Sukkah. Typically, a Sukkah should be made of natural materials and at the minimum have a roof that is made of natural materials but still open so one can see the stars through the roof.

Some very observant Jews sleep in the Sukkah as well. That is not the case with us, as I'd have to get over some "issues" first like bugs....our pet
raccoon sneaking up on me....etc.

So, here are our pics!

Stage 1: Building the structure


Stage 2: The roof. We used wood lattice

Stage 3: hang the "walls" and deocorate



More Decorating


Finished Sukkah



Undoubtedly, this is the kid's favorite holiday!






Shalom, Spring M Fricks

5 comments:

  1. I am so interested to keep reading and learning more about the Jewish holidays. I know that our bodies thrive when we follow Biblical ways of eating as outlined in the old testament. I would love for my children to better understand Judaism as they grow up.

    I'm following from the giraffe tribe!

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  2. I love this idea. I could think of so many ways to use it!! What a wonderful thing you are teaching your children. I will have to keep track and try and teach mine some of the same things. I think it is so important for them to see and appreciate the differences around them. Thank you so much for your comments on my blog today. I really appreciate them. I am here from SITS!

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  3. Nice job!! It's so wonderful to get the kids involved in all of those rich traditions. I am really looking forward to getting to know you and reading your blog. I am here from the giraffe group on SITS.

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  4. I love your Sukkah! Our pastor did some sermons that revolved around this celebration. It was very interesting.

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  5. That is so very cool. What a legacy you are leaving for your children!

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