Sunday, September 27, 2015
Colorful decorations for the sukkah
Tonight the happy Jewish holiday of Sukkot begins (or as Christians call it, the Feast of Tabernacles).
At the shuk (open market) in Beersheba people were busy buying colorful decorations to hang in their sukkah ("booth").
See more about the festival in my earlier posts.
Especially interesting are the photos (here and here) of Jerusalem's huge annual Shuk Arba'at Haminim, the market where very religious Jews carefully select the four species, etrog, lulav (palm fronds), and myrtle and willow branches.
For some serious and surprising thoughts about Sukkot and about life, read this by my favorite rabbi in Jerusalem, Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo:
Chag sameach -- happy Sukkot!