Tonight, October 16, 2016, at sundown, the holiday of Succot, will begin and will continue until October 23, 2016. It is one of the three harvest festivals in the Jewish Calendar, also sometimes call the“Festival of Tabernacles” or the “Feast of Booths.” For the holiday, Jews erect a temporary hut, called a “Succah”, next to their homes. It is a symbol of the forty years that the Isrealites wandered in the desert after being freed from slavery in Egypt, and simulates the experience of the Israelites. The roof of the Succah is covered with tree branches, allowing some sky to appear. People may sleep in the Succah, take their meals in the Succah and entertain friends there. Jews traditionally eat “Kreplach”, a vegetable, meat or dairy filled light pastry served typically in soup. Below are some recipes that you can make for the holiday of Succot and may be found on this website:
- “Easy Veggie Kreplach” (Jewish Ravioli)
- “Nancy H’s Out of the Ballpark Noodle Kugel (Pareve)”
- “One-Bowl Kugel” (Dairy)
- “Apples and Honey Turnovers”
Wishing all of you a Happy Succot, Chag Sameach!