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    • Zev Davis
    • 21.09.10 | 08:08 (IST)

    After the Day of Atonement a Jew is told to leave his permanent dwelling and live, yes, live in a temporary dwelling. You sleep there, you eat there, indeed, everything that you would have done in your house, you do in the Sukkah. I have seen Sukkot that were laid out like tents with "bedrooms" for the whole family. Granted, the cooking was done in the kitchen, but every other aspect of family life was done in the Sukkah. Symbolic? Religious? You, like many Secular Humanists like put religion in a pigeon hole, off in a corner, so you can do what you please, as if spirituality is for those "special times when . . .". For the record, when Observant Jews drink a glass of water, they make a blessing, too. How much more concrete can you get than that!

    from the article: Tradition meets modernity in New York's Sukkah City competition
    First published 01:15 20.09.10 | Last updated 01:15 20.09.10
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