Motzei Shabbat (after Shabbat)
Sunday night begins the week-long holiday of Sukkot, the Season of Rejoicing. My favorite holiday.
We have rituals associated with the lulav and etrog, which are so rich in symbolism:
Credit: Levin JCC
We eat – and sleep – in the sukkah, which has been lovingly decorated.
The Sukkah is a frail hut. Living in it for a week reminds us that in the end we must trust in the Almighty.
Now, especially, with the threats that arise daily and the instability of the world, this is a lesson we must internalize.
Credit: Yaakov Kirschen
And so, I am going to leave off posting for some days – perhaps until the middle of the holiday, perhaps until it is over – in order to enjoy it with my family and fully take in its message. There will be much to write about when I pick up again.
To one and all I wish Chag Sukkot Sameach.
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