Friday, 5 October 2012

catch up

My father in law is doing well ,he is still in the old folks home and he is enjoying the attention from all the ladies there (he is the only male resident).
I have busy with guests and holidays at the moment it is Sukkot(Feast of Booths or Feast of Tabernacles)
The holiday lasts seven days (eight outside of Israel). The first day  is a sabbath-like yom tov( good day) when work is forbidden, followed by the weekdays of the festival or the secular non-holy part of the occasionThe Hebrew word sukkot is the plural of Sukkah "booth or tabernacle", which is a walled structure covered with  plant material such as leafy tree overgrowth or palm leaves.

The sukkah is intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt. Throughout the holiday, meals are eaten inside the sukkah and some people sleep there as well. On each day of the holiday, members of the household recite a blessing over the four species
  • etrog – the fruit of a citron tree
  • lulav – a ripe, green, closed frond from a date palm tree
  • hadass– boughs with leaves from the myrtle tree

  • aravah  – branches with leaves from the willow tree

1 comment:

  1. I bet your FIL is having a fine old time; he must have a different luncheon companion every day!


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