Sunday, October 12, 2008

sukkos sukkos sukkot

yay!!! One of my fave holidays is coming up!

As one of my friends said, Sukkos is like camping for Jewish people! You get to pretend you're out in the wild while you're really just outside of your comfy house! (bathroom included)

To get myself in the holiday spirit (how NOT jewish does that sound), I read this interesting article on Aish (ok, ok, i know they're all about the brainwash - but they do good things too).

The article is about the current financial crisis and what Sukkos teaches us about it. Sukkos is about leaving the comforts of your home - recognizing that the physical and material things we have are not what actually protects us and keeps us safe. There may be a financial "crisis" but maybe this is a chance for some of us to realize that money is not everything, that it is not what life is really about. Witnessing a stock market crash is like being in a sukkah - where you really feel that you are in Hashem's hands.

(did I really just make that comparison?)

ok, so may you have a very happpppy Sukkos/Succoth/Sukkot/Feast of Booths/Feast of Tabernacles - whatever you call it! May your sukkah be full of warmth, happy guests, good food, and few bees!

(ps - if you have any russian friends, don't ask them about their sukkas - they will beat you up)


SuperRaizy said...

Why would they beat us up? Does sukkah mean something else in Russian?

leah said...

go to and type 'suka'

SuperRaizy said...

Aha, I see. OK, then, thanks for the advice!

The Babysitter said...

Chag Sameach, and that was a great lesson!