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Sunday, October 12, 2008


Rejoice! Tomorrow at sunset begins the eight day celebration of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles.Sukkot means booth in Hebrew. We are commanded to build Sukkahs and eat, sleep,play, get as close as we can to living in them. Sukkahs are decorated with fruit, flowers, lights, and homemade decorations. For more information go to
This year we are a little short on decorations, but we will do the best we can. It is also a commandment to rejoice, and rejoice we will do. I hope to post pictures of our Sukkah. It is a mitzvah to have guests in your sukkah, so we hope to have a get together on one of the eight days. We have been really busy ever since Rosh Hashana, and will be until after Simchat Torah, the last of the Fall Feasts. For that reason I won't be posting so often, but will probably catch up in November.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Emunah,
    The ushpizin (an Aramaic word) are the 'invisible' very holy guests who visit our sukkot during the chag, Avraham, Yitzhak, Yaakov, Moshe, Aaron,Yosef and David ha Melech. The mitzvah of having guests is called 'hachnasat orchim', orchim is guests and hachnasat is welcoming. We also love sukkot and enjoy spending as much time as we can there! Have a wonderful chag and enjoy all orchim!
    Chag sameach v' shabbat shalom!


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