News

Jews Prepare For Sukkot Wednesday

View Comments
An Ultra Orthodox Jewish family builds their Sukkah. (credit: Menahem Kahana/Getty Images)

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish family builds their Sukkah. (credit: Menahem Kahana/Getty Images)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – The Jewish holiday of Sukkot gets underway at sundown Wednesday, and Jews around the world will build sukkahs.

They symbolize the temporary huts the Israelites lived in while wandering the desert for 40 years after the exodus from Egypt.

They’re usually decorated with fruits, vegetables and other festive items.

Meals will be eaten inside the sukkah for seven days and nights.

View Comments