Sukkahs, temporary structures built for the holiday of Sukkot, are a common sight in Israel. The holiday celebrates the harvest and commemorates the Israelites’ wandering in the desert for 40 years after their liberation from slavery. Sukkahs approximate the temporary dwellings they lived in before they reached the Promised Land.
Sukkahs, temporary structures built for the holiday of Sukkot, are a common sight in Israel. The holiday celebrates the harvest and commemorates the Israelites’ wandering in the desert for 40 years after their liberation from slavery. Sukkahs approximate the temporary dwellings they lived in before they reached the Promised Land. © Amir Cohen Reuters
Sukkahs, temporary structures built for the holiday of Sukkot, are a common sight in Israel. The holiday celebrates the harvest and commemorates the Israelites’ wandering in the desert for 40 years after their liberation from slavery. Sukkahs approximate the temporary dwellings they lived in before they reached the Promised Land. © Amir Cohen Reuters

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