“You shall live in booths [sukkot] seven days; all citizens in Israel shall live in booths, in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I am the Lord your God.”
(Leviticus 23; 42-45)
Today marks the first day of Sukkot (lit. ‘booths’), which began yesterday evening. For the next seven days, Jews all over the world will be eating (and some sleeping!) in ‘temporary booths’ commemorating the 40 years that the Children of Israel wandered in the desert. Stepping out of the more ‘permanent structures’, we remind ourselves of the impermanence of many things in our lives and, a chance to connect with the Jewish historical experiences: with our ancestors who wandered so long in the desert. To learn more Click Here.