Storms disturb Succot in ‘sign of divine anger’

Dramatic storms, strong rains drench diners and in some cases rip insubstantial succa roofs right off their walls.

October 1, 2012 21:08
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Succa building

Succa building 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)


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As the brooding, sullen evening skies of Sunday evening slipped into darkness, people all over the country left their houses to eat the evening meal of the Succot holiday in their specially built temporary huts.

But the hard work and effort put into erecting these flimsy dwellings was undone by dramatic storms and strong rains in many locales that drenched dinners and in some cases ripped insubstantial succa roofs right off.

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Wine was diluted, halla bread soaked and moods dampened by the downpours, with many people electing to retreat into their homes at differing stages of their holiday meals.

Those who defied the elements, however, were treated to spectacular lightening displays and heavy peals of thunder as they ploughed on with their chicken soup and holishkas, a traditional Succot delicacy of steamed cabbage leaves stuffed with meat.

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