Word of the Day / Hol hamo’ed: The profane part of the festival
Sukkot is split into its holy and its profane days. The latter are the perfect time for hiking, barbecuing or mayhem in the sukkah.
“Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!” Romeo tells Benvolio in “Romeo and Juliet,” in one of a series of oxymorons. “O heavy lightness! serious vanity! Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms! Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!”