I love Sukkot in Jerusalem, Israel.
Whether it is one large sukka
tucked away in a courtyard,
or many standing on the porches of new buildings.
How many can you count hereת
and here, seven or eight?
Some are small and inconspicuous,
some on roof tops.
The sukka in the Israel Museum next to the children’s wing
is simple, and with branches for supports and on top.
This rooftop sukka wins the prize for
the least elaborate and inexpensive sukka.
A pizza shop put up a white sukka on the sidewalk,
while the King David Hotel
has one large colorful sukka on its veranda.
Outside on King David Street
there is this plain white one.
All you had to do was look up,
to see these on King David Street.
On the porches of the Waldorf Astoria Residences
one sukka even had a bed standing by.
The Jerusalem Waldorf Astoria Hotel sukka in the atrium,
is always a favorite.
Mamilla also has its share of sukkot.
The Old City is in background
of this view from inside the Citadel Hotel.
Its main sukkot were huge,
but if you look more closely
you can see this wooden sukka perched
on a ledge high above these below.
The Citadel also has dining tables in the sukka on top.
Thousands of visitors are here for the holidays,
and the Inbal Hotel also has private sukkot above,
and the elegant atrium sukka below,
and more along the side of the hotel as well.
I also like the sukka at the neighboring Liberty Bell Park.
Every year the Beit Hanasi, the Israel President’s residence
has an open sukka day,
when the public is invited inside.
This year the time was extended to 4:00 pm,
but I was late.
As on Yom Kippur at the conclusion of the Neilah Service,
the gates were closed.
This was as close as I could get to the presidential sukka this year.
I was in Hevron today.
So instead of my annual Presidential sukka photo
here is the sukka of Avraham Avinu,
where Jewish voices
and sounds of prayer and song for Sukkot
were heard both inside and outside the burial places
of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs.
I almost forgot!
Our family sukka is pretty special too!
The multitude of holiday events happening this week
will have to wait for next time,
meanwhile, hope you are enjoying.
16 thoughts on “21 Favorite Sukkot in Jerusalem”
‘Loved taking a “walk” with you to see all the succahs. Chag sameach
So glad, thanks for letting me know…lots more next week. Chag sameach.
I was thinking it might be chilly this late in October, but 63 F for 11 pm is not bad at all
On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 1:38 PM, The Real Jerusalem Streets wrote:
> rjstreets posted: “I love Sukkot in Jerusalem, Israel. Whether it is one > large sukka tucked away in a courtyard, or many standing on the porches of > new buildings. How many can you count hereת and here, seven or eight? Some > are small and inconspicuous, some” >
Someone was talking about how it has cooled off today, but the man from Netherlands, was surprised, he thought it rather warm. Guess it depends what weather you are used to.
That was both fun and interesting to see the different Sukkots. Thank you for sharing.
Certainly, so glad you liked piece, feel free to share. Chag sameach
SO appreciate “Succa hopping” with you as I no longer have the “koach” to do it myself! It’s enough to just prepare food for the chag and to shlep out to Beit Shemesh for the concert and to be with my kids there! Chag Samaach!
Yes, very different sukkah hopping here. Enjoy, chag sameach.
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We just got back from Israel, and I am catching up on three weeks of RJS posts. One of my favorite sukot was the one for Pizza Hut in Ben Yehuda. I pointed out to my wife that it must be the only truly literal Pizza Hut that the famous restaurant chain owned.
Will have to be sure and check that out next year! Hope you had a good visit. Weather was perfect for tourists and now it is cold and wet and feels like winter.