October 6, 2006, - 12:57 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Tonight is the start of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which lasts until the end of next week (7 days). I wish all my Jewish friends and readers a Happpy Sukkot. (I’ll still be posting regularly, next week.)
To all of my readers, in case you were wondering, Sukkot is of the three Jewish harvest festivals. It is a cool holiday because you build a temporary hut behind your house and eat all of your meals in it. Kids love it. And so do I. Here’s more from my Sukkot entry, last year:
The holiday involves the building of a temporary hut (called a “Sukkah”), covered with leaves, outside of your dwelling, and eating your meals in it to commemorate the temporary dwellings of the Jews wandering in the desert. (Some people even sleep in them. Not me, though.)
It is actually a very fun holiday, and kids go visiting the huts around the neighborhood for candy and treats in a sort of Jewish version of Halloween trick-or-treat (no costumes, though–or tricks). Kids also participate in decorating the huts.
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