Students at Lake Success Jewish Center built and decorated a sukkah for the holiday of Sukkot. One of the most joyous Jewish holidays, historically, Sukkot commemorates the 40 years during which the children of Israel wandered the desert after their Exodus from slavery in Egypt. Agriculturally, Sukkot is a harvest festival. Pronounced Sue-COAT, the word actually means “booths,” and refers to the temporary dwelling or sukkah where Jews live, eat and some even sleep throughout the weeklong holiday. Each day during the observance, a blessing is recited as the symbolic lulav (palm branch) and etrog (yellow citron) are shaken.
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