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NYC ‘Sukkah City’ Re-Imagines Jewish Holiday Ritual

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers were getting a look at an ultramodern twist on an ancient Jewish tradition.

Twelve avant-garde takes on a sukkah were on display Sunday in Manhattan’s Union Square.

A sukkah is a temporary hut crafted to celebrate the Jewish holiday Sukkot. The structures evoke both farmers’ temporary field houses and Israelites’ transient homes during 40 years of desert wanderings.

Organizers of the Sukkah City project invited architects to reimagine the structures, while maintaining their temporary nature. Co-founder Roger Bennett says the 12 finalists were chosen from more than 600 entrants.

The results ranged from a bird’s-nest-like structure made largely of marsh grass to a cube fashioned from small wooden slats.

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  1. ttc says:

    this should only make the news in the “wacky stories” section

  2. Patrick says:

    Have to agree, an article makes really should have pictures and if the picture shown isn’t actually from the story this should be mentioned.

  3. ANNA NOMOUSE says:

    WHERE ARE THE PICTURES OF THE 12 FINALISTS???? ISN’T THIS A NY NEWS WEBSITE? DO YOU NOT HAVE ANY REPORTERS WITH CAMERAS? COULDN’T YOU AT LEAST POST PICTURES THAT PEOPLE TOOK WITH THEIR CELL PHONES? WHAT? THAT WOULD BE UNPROFESSIONAL? YEAH, RIGHT, THEN IT WOULD BE LIKE THE REST OF THIS TERRIBLE WEBSITE. BRING BACK THE OLD ONE.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This picture does not look like it’s from New York this looks more like Jerusalem why do you have to make-up pictures if you could get real ones

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