Sukkot ended last Wednesday September 29th and I'm just now updating my pictures.
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
Undoubtedly, this is the kid's favorite holiday!