The Windmill Sukkah

October 8, 2009

As illustrated in my Twitter Update here, I love Sukkos! Truth be told, the best place to celebrate this holiday is in the holy city of Yerushalayim. The weather is great this time of year, a spirit of excitment and Kedusha permeates the air, kids are off school, people are visiting from countries ranging from America to Argentina, the concerts are eclectic as well as legendary, and I could just go on and on…if you’ve never been here before for Sukkos, you’ve gotta come and book your ticket for next Sukkos!

Thankfully, we have been doing a lot of walking around the city over the past couple of days. Indeed, we’ve walked from Ramat Eshkol to Shaarie Chessed on more than one occasion. Here is a map of the route that we took:
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Walking has enabled us to not only exercise (Sukkos, like many Jewish holidays, requires one to eat many festive meals, and if you don’t exercise a bit, you may find yourself putting on a couple of unwanted pounds :-) ) but it has also allowed us to enjoy the many beautiful and diverse neighborhoods of Jerusalem. As such, we have been privileged to see many festively decorated Sukkah’s. Accordingly, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share with you the coolest/most original looking Sukkah that we came across. We found it in the Nachlaot area of Yerushalayim. My kids (you can hear my son Eliezer in the background of the video below) have aptly called this Sukkah, “The Windmill Sukkah.” Enjoy the short video below…and Chag Sameach!

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