October 17, 2005, - 5:22 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
To all of my readers and friends, in observance of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (I swear I’m not making all these holidays up!), I will be out the next two days, but my webmaster will post items I’ve written ahead of time and probably a new column.
In case you are wondering, 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 also marks one of the three Jewish harvest festivals.
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.
Back, live, on Wednesday Night. Stay tuned for a Mark Cuban, Billionaire Brat update, etc.
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