I have a little time to report on the State of the Sukkah in Highland Park, New Jersey. The plural of sukkah is Sukkot, which is the name of the holiday, and my hopes for this post (or maybe a second post) is to put up photos of some sukkot in our area in the next week or so.
As you can see from the photo, our sukkah has arisen (under the direction of my husband with the labor of my sons) and two decorations have been placed on the outside. I like to put up Welcome (Bruhim HaBaim in Hebrew) as the first decoration, so people who walk by will say, oh, we are being welcomed! I’m looking forward to seeing more sukkot in Highland Park and online as well.
Photos added during Hol HaMoed Sukkot
Drawing by my daughter, the gold print says: “All the children of Israel will sit in sukkot.”
Chart of ushpizin or honored guests: my son put up another one that he spun around as we welcomed a new guest each night (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aharon, David).
When my children were in kindergarten, they were photographed in school holding lulav and etrog. Then the photograph was decorated and made into a sukkah decoration.
The metallic flowers were made for Shavuot, but we agreed they would look nice in the sukkah.
Past posts on Sukkot
- The candy man, the candy man can, the candy man can cause he loads your kids up with junk and makes the world too sweet … a post on Sukkah hopping and junk food.
- Last year’s sukkah decorations and last year’s links (2010)
- How to Create a Sukkah Decoration
- Kohelet and Ozymandias
- JPiX 2008: Many photos of Sukkot. If you have a great pic of a sukkah or any other Jewish-related photo, be sure to submit it to the JPiX blog carnival. JPiX
Fall 2011 (or the first issue of 5772) will be here on this blog in November.