Sukkot: Some Traditions and a Story
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What is the historical relationship between Passover, Shevout and Sukkot?
Sukkot is an 8-day holiday which begins five days after Yom Kippur, on the 15th of Tishri. Perhaps the first thing that comes to our mind when we think about this holiday is living, or at least eating, in a sukkah, a makeshift cabin without a roof. Or maybe it’s the so-called “four species”. But what significance do these things have? And what are some other traditions associated with this holiday?
This week we will explain some of these customs, and then read the traditional tale This Too Shall Pass, from the book The Classic Tales, 4000 Years of Jewish Lore, by Ellen Frankel, published by Jason Aronson, Inc, in 1993.