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Sukkot. The Key to Happiness

Sukkot is “zman simchateinu” – the Time of our Joy. In ancient times when the population worked primarily on the land, the “in-gathering” would have been the time in which people felt maximally secure, their barn filled with grain, oil, nuts, dried fruit, to keep them through the winter months.

But we don’t celebrate in our plush homes or even in the barn. We leave our secure homes to a simple hut with a makeshift roof of leaves - a Sukkah - to remember that happiness depends on more than material things.