Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sukkot

I hope everyone has been having a wonderful holiday. For those of you who want to learn more about Sukkot, I found this interesting article here. Enjoy.

5 Comments:

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

"I hope everyone has been having a wonderful holiday. "

Same to you.

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

In the Succah, we are the Holy objects which G-d protects with his wings
How beautiful!

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Cool, Esther, thanks. I didn't know anything about it, and it seems like a beautiful, spiritual aspect of Judaism.

 
At 8:40 PM, Anonymous seawitch said...

I hope you had a wonderfull holiday. The same pharse that AOW highlighted is also the one that struck me.

What a awesome thought, Holy objects being protected by the wings of G-d!!

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Esther,
Thought the item below might interest you. If not for your "Sukkot" posting, I'd never have know to look at the newspaper article!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/16/
AR2005101600819_pf.html :

Jewish Palm Fronds Are MIA
Egypt's Green Stance Affects Supplies of Lulavs for Holiday Ritual


A shortage of palm fronds, or "lulavs," has threatened to interfere with the celebration of Sukkot, a week-long Jewish festival that starts at sundown today and is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles.

Egypt has been the chief provider of lulavs. But several weeks ago Agriculture Ministry officials there announced that they were limiting the cutting of palm fronds this year because the practice hurts the trees' ability to produce dates, a culturally and economically important crop in Egypt. The news upset many Jewish groups in Israel and the United States, and in turn set off a diplomatic scramble to persuade the Egyptians to relent, with the promise that more environmentally friendly ways would be sought to obtain the lulavs next year.

Several members of Congress contacted the State Department and the Egyptian Embassy seeking relief on behalf of their constituents, saying the lulav restrictions had not come with enough notice....

Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.) said the problem is that the Egyptians did not announce the restrictions until shortly before the holiday. "I'd like them to start protecting their trees in November," he said, "and then we can have a whole year to talk about it for next year."

Shemtov said some American Jews observing the holiday probably will have to make a blessing on a lulav that belongs to someone else....

 

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