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Enjoying Sukkot under restrictions and lockdown in Israel


October 16, 2020

The Sopinsky family sukkah.

I'm sitting in my sukkah, fighting off the heat. This week we all have an extra room outside. We eat all our meals in the sukkah, despite the heat of the day. We are obligated by the Torah to do this, to remember our exodus from Egypt, and we take it seriously. It's simply the way of life here. To NOT have a sukkah would be strange, an embarrassment. We would stand out and people would talk. All around Israel this is happening. Our medics, always standing by, have sukkahs, too.

Growing up in New Jersey, we did not celebrate Sukkot. My family was Conservative. We went to Hebrew school and I...

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