The Sukkah and the World Trade Center

After the terrorist attacks, the ancient truth came home: We all live in a sukkah.

In just a few weeks, the Jewish community will celebrate the harvest festival of Sukkot. Many Jewish families and organizations will celebrate by building a

sukkah

.



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What is a

sukkah

? Just a fragile hut with a leafy roof, the most vulnerable of houses. Vulnerable in time, where it lasts for only a week each year. Vulnerable in space, where its roof must be not only leafy but leaky--letting in the starlight, and gusts of wind and rain.



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