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Jerusalem municipality set the biggest sukkah at Safra square, the sukkah is decorated with 24,000 recycled bottles and cups. . Oct 01, 2012. Sukkot commemorates the Israelites 40 years of wandering in the desert and a decorated hut or tabernacle (sukka) is erected outside religious households as a sign of temporary shelter. Photo by Oren Nahshon / Flash90 Photo: Oren Nahshon/Flash90

25,000 Guests Visit the World’s Largest Sukkah

The week-long Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot in Hebrew) is a joyous time. In this part of the world, hospitality is the order of the day during such festivals. And no one did it better this year than “Beit Tehila” (House of Prayer), which constructed the largest sukkah in the world adjacent to the Tel Aviv marina. Covering an area of 700 square meters (7,500 square feet), there was room for a lot of guests.

The massive sukkah, in keeping with Jewish tradition, offered a variety of social activities like dancing, games for children, lectures and concerts. Over the eight days of the Feast of Tabernacles, thousands of Israelis visited this magnificent sukkah.

 

 

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