According to the book of Leviticus, this temporary hut or sukkah (Hebrew: סוכה) commemorates the time God provided for the people of Israel during their 40 years in the wilderness. In building their Sukkah, each family remembers that it is God who is the provider of their daily needs. The sukkah symbolizes the fragility and transience of life and our dependence on God, our provider. During the week of Sukkot (Tabernacles), Jewish people invite friends and neighbours to come and eat with them in their Sukkah, Some even sleep in their booth - the idea is to spend as much time in them as possible.
The Feast is a joyous occasion with much eating and rejoicing. To find out how to make a Sukkah and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles at home CLICK HERE
They come in all shapes and sizes - here are a few examples:
|Ready to welcome guests - a Sukkah on a balcony|
|Children's Sukkah in Tel Aviv|
|Set up outside a restaurant for customers to eat in|