Erev Sukkot in Jerusalem
The Sukkot holiday season begins early in Jerusalem, Israel.
Starting before Yom Kippur, in every empty lot,
like mushrooms popping up, there are sukkot for sale.
The early bird gets the good schach for the top of their sukkah
and the top of the car is the way to get it home.
Space is limited,
so you’ve got to grab your spot early and get your sukkah up.
Some people really move into their sukkah for the week,
decorating and sleeping in comfort.
This sukkah on a camel is a favorite photo,
but would anyone really want to sleep in one?
It takes time to shop and select the perfect specimens of lulavim
and etrogim for the holidays.
Sukkot happenings are too many to list, but I liked this new sign.
Meanwhile, this year
there are plenty of “For sale” signs in time for the invasion of tourists.
The New Year messages,
will switch to the Chag Samaech, Happy Holiday ones and
some very busy shopping areas will close for all the days of Sukkot.
But we are expecting a lot of guests,
so it’s back to the kitchen, because one day of baking will not last long.