Just when you thought it was all over, we were actually just getting started. It feels like years ago that we celebrated Rosh Hashanah. It’s been so long since Yom Kippur, that I have already committed the sin of haughty eyes.
Yet, here we are. About to embark an eight day holiday (but not the holiday where you go to Club Med. In fact, kind of the opposite). Actually, in theory, Sukkot is a pretty good holiday, ranking second on in list of best harvest festivals. Nothing beats Shavuot. NOTHING.
But, if you’re living in the Northeast, you will agree with me that you are not that excited for Sukkot this year. It is utterly, and indefensibly freezing outside. To paraphrase my brother, it’s gone from sweater weather to swacket weather far too quickly.
So for all of you who will be braving the cold tonight, and for the next week, eating all your meals in your sukkah, good luck to you. And wear a tuque.
Pronounced: sue-KOTE, or SOOH-kuss (oo as in book), Origin: Hebrew, a harvest festival in which Jews eat inside temporary huts, falls in the Jewish month of Tishrei, which usually coincides with September or October.