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Sukkot on the streets—finding community amid temporary shelter

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/los_angeles/article/sukkot_on_the_streets_finding_community_amid_temporary_shelter_20081010

Every night on Skid Row, 5,000 people pile onto shelter cots or erect their flimsy huts in the concrete desert of the city. Another 9,000 go to bed in the area's residency hotels, hoping to still have a roof over their heads the next day. In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, year-round they share their sukkot with each other and remind us that we have failed to do the same for them.

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