As we speak, Jews across the world are preparing to celebrate Sukkot, the Jewish Harvest Festival, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. For 40 years, our ancestors traveled in the desert before reaching the Holy Land. They lived off a unique Manna that came down from the sky, were protected by a special cloud, and resided in tents. They completely depended upon G-d for their survival, like all people that live in the wilderness.
It is part of the Jewish tradition to start off the Jewish New Year celebrating a Harvest festival known as Sukkot by living in a temporary building known as a sukkah, at least to eat and for some even to sleep in. It is also part of the Jewish religion to recite a special blessing over the Four Species that includes a lulav, an etrog, myrtle branches and willow branches that represents different types of Jews. It is considered a time of joy, and when the Temple stood in Jerusalem, there were all-day festivities in honor of this important holiday.
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