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Feast or Famine: Sukkot

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/feast_or_famine_sukkot

According to the rabbis, the holiday of Sukkot commemorates the 40 years of wandering in the Sinai Desert, and we eat and sleep in a sukkah — that temporary structure made with a roof of dried vegetation, such as palm fronds — because the Israelites slept in sukkot (the plural of sukkah) on their journeys.

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