Sukkot (Sukkes)

Sukkot (Sukkes)2020-02-04T15:30:51-08:00

Sukkes is the Jewish holiday of thanksgiving for the harvest. Conveniently, it often falls around Canadian Thanksgiving, allowing secular Jewish families to tie in the traditional holiday with the modern one. Observant families feast outdoors for a week, in a shelter (sukkah) with a roof made of branches to see the stars through, decorated with fruits and vegetables of the season. Sukkes is a lovely visceral holiday to mark the change of seasons, the bounty of the harvest, and the joys of community.

From How to talk Jewish to your kids: A resource guide for secular progressive families, by Daniel Bakan, PhD

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