Happy Sukkot! חג סכות שמח

Posted by Elayne Grossbard on Friday October 2 2009

Sukkot celebrates the end of the harvest season. Families and their guests enjoy festive meals in little huts decorated with seasonal fruits and vegetables, recalling the temporary dwellings of the biblical Israelites during their desert wanderings.

Plate for Sukkot, Germany, 20th Century, Pewter

Plate for Sukkot, Germany, 20th Century, Pewter. (Accession no. 66.0.1)

Illuminated Manuscript  Sukkah Decoration - Prayers for Sukkot  Blumenthal Rare Book and Manuscript Collection

Illuminated Manuscript Sukkah Decoration - Prayers for Sukkot Blumenthal Rare Book and Manuscript Collection

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    October 3, 2009 | 7:19 pm
     

    Happy Sukkot! חג סכות שמח – http://magnes.org/opensourceblog/?p=766

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    March 13, 2010 | 10:58 pm
     

    There is actually an argument over whether there was a cloud (g-d’s presence ) that covered them and that the succah represents that or they actually had an actual succah in the dessert.

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