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Not a tent, but…

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Yup.  Another holiday.  This is why, when I went to college, one of my professors harangued me that I missed so many days of class the first semester.   That I should stop skipping class.    Even though he lived in New York City, he had no clue how many Jewish holidays there were over the first 30 days of school.  (Hint:  If we use the Jewish month, Tishrei, which corresponds to September/October, we are talking about 12 of the first 23 days- and that doesn’t include Shabat!)

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40 hours in synagogue over 10 days- and now the next 8 (or 9 day) holiday starts. Happy Sukot!

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Whether we truly believe that our sukot (the plural of suka) are to remind us that we traveled for 40 years in the desert- or we needed to preempt the pagan harvest festival that occurred this time of year three millennia ago-  is truly immaterial.  Because we have found meaning in the suka- to remind us that our lives are transient, our lives are fragile, and our lives require our efforts along with Hashem’s help.

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