Sukkot Gifts and an Invitation to a Sukkot Meal
For a full week, Jews traditionally eat their meals in a temporary shelter in the yard. Children’s drawings and paper chains often decorate the sukkah. While many secular Jews no longer build a sukkah, they may mark this happy holiday with festive meals during the course of the week.
“Sukkot” is the Hebrew name for this holiday. In English, you may find it called, “Feast of the Tabernacles” or “Feast of the Booths”, booth being the English translation of the word, “Sukkah”.
You may want to have a special invitation to send to friends and family to join you for a meal, whether in the sukkah or not. And if you are invited to a sukkot meal, you may want to take a gift with you that fits in perfectly with the holiday atmosphere.
I took the photo above at the special Sukkot market in Jerusalem. At this market, men will spend hours seeking the perfect unblemished products needed for the religious ceremony in the Sukkah – these include the etrog and a lulav, made up of a date palm frond, and fronds from the willow and myrtle.