Jews Prepare For Sukkot Wednesday

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.

  • Pinny

    The sukka symbolizes the Divine protection given by G-d to the Jewish nation from the elements, animals, insects. snakes, etc. for 40 years in the desert. It also reminds us that safety and security comes NOT from a big brick house but only from the Creator.

  • lulu

    Also the Feast of Tabernacles Inside : the mercy seat, 10 commandments, Ark of the Covenant, rod of Aaron. Power vs the Powerless.

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