Tonight starts the week-long festival when we are supposed to eat and dwell in sukkot, temporary "booths" or "tabernacles."
This purple one is the most unusual sukkah I saw today in my little walk around the Jerusalem neighborhood Romema.
It's in the passageway that leads to the Central Bus Station.
The pattern on the fabric may have to do with the fact that the sukkah probably was put up by the owners of the shop there that sells India clothes from Goa.
The more typical sukkah for the more orthodox Jews has wooden sides with some palm branches on top.
The black cat was sleeping in the warm rays of the sun.
The cat's car looks muddy because we had rain last night, the second rain of the season.
Actually this is the only week of the rainy season that we don't want rain, as it would damage the pretty decorations in the sukkah.
The etrog is part of the "four species" (palm frond, myrtle and willow branches, and etrog) needed for the Sukkot ritual blessing.
At Judaism 101 you can learn everything you every wanted to know about this strange fruit, the etrog. And about Sukkot too.
This year I didn't make it to the special four species market, but you can see my photos from previous years among the Sukkot posts.
Moadim lesimcha--happy holiday!