Come Sukkot, many Israelis build a home away from home

15.10.2011                      17.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 1

Sukkot – Ausrüstung:

Come Sukkot, many Israelis build a home away from home

Prefab sukkot and decorations made in China may be all the rage, but some still prefer building and decorating the temporary abodes themselves, whether the walls be made of wood or bedsheets.

One evening last week, three kids from Mea She'arim wandered along a street that leads to the busiest ultra-Orthodox shopping district in Jerusalem. Just before they reached the shops, they heeded their parents' request, stopped and turned onto a side street. The elders had worried that the children's eyes might be dazzled by the tempting glitter of the brightly colored sukkah decorations.
The youths ambled along the side road. Then, apparently stirred by the holiday atmosphere, one of the boys asked another, "What sort of skhakh do you have?" "We have Kayness," replied his friend proudly, referring to a brand of reed mats….