The Symbolism of Sukkot

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot starts tonight.

The Sukkah hut we sit in represents the fragility of our lives.

Instead of sitting in our fortified homes, we sit in temporary dwellings out in our yards, open to the elements, with a roof made of bamboo.

It’s beautiful symbolism.

And often beautiful weather too!

It’s 7 days long.

But for some, they live in a sukkah, as it were, all year round. Those going through life transitions, battling illness, etc.

And so, this is a holiday where we can all acknowledge the fragility of life, and have compassion for those, who on a daily basis, live in more vulnerable and/or challenging circumstances.

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