There are BIG miracles and then there are the little ones, that we step past every day.
It isn’t often when a craft is a sure-fire hit with boys, but here it is: glitter glue webs! Guaranteed to please.
On the eighth day of Sukkot, we recite Tefillat Geshem, a prayer for rain. While that might seem a bit unnecessary in the States, Israel’s rainy season begins right around Sukkot.
This week we’re looking back at Yom Kippur, forward to Sukkot and the little Shabbat that connects them both.
To me the holiday of Succot is all about appreciation. According to our Sages, eating in a Sukkah for 8 days demonstrates our faith in God and His benevolence. We show God that we are willing to leave the security of our homes and live under his protection. We let God know that we appreciate all He has done for us to sustain us everyday.
Adorable thumbprints help teach us about our Sukkot guest list!
As with most crafts, it’s really all about what’s available in your crafts’ store. Luckily, Sukkot falls out near Thanksgiving so most stores are carrying fall-themed products. For this trivet, a little creative thinking can help!
Sukkot is a celebration of the harvest season in the land of Israel. Jews would live in huts in their fields as they were harvesting their crops. We also build Sukkot to remember the huts the Jews lived in while they were wandering through the desert. There are a number of different laws on how to build a Sukkah. For example, you cannot build a Sukkah under a tree and each Sukkah must have at least 2 and a half walls. (You may, however, build a Sukkah on a camel — just build it carefully!!!)
Each day of Sukkot, we pick up a lulav and etrog and shake them, along with hadasim and aravot. We love to hear the branches make their noises and sway with each movement. We shake the lulav, etrog, hadasim and aravot in six directions: front, back, left, right, up and down. Help the Etrog find the lulav in this Sukkot maze.