The Succa: My grandfather's life-long project

Meir Parush's 40-year succa-building endeavor.

September 25, 2013 16:04
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Meir and Miriam Parush hold a stained glass images from the Sukkah, at their home in Givatayim.

hadas parushs sukka 370. (photo credit: Hadas Parush)

Over the years the work of constructing the succa became physically difficult for them, and about 7 years ago they built it for the last time.

The Parush Succa in all its splendor. (Zeev Parush)

"We didn't really know that it was the last time," Miriam said. "But just judging by the amount of strength we had and everything happening around us, we knew then that we probably wouldn't be able to build the succa again. It was very sad for me. And I can say that even until this very year, every Succot is sad for me. It is sad for us."

While Meir and Miriam Parush wish for  the family to have the succa stand once again for Succot, in the long run, they hope that it will one day be displayed permanently in a museum.

The Parush

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