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