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Celebrating Sukkoth in Karaganda City

Hag Sameakh!  Jewish community of Karaganda City celebrated Sukkoth on 7 October. The weather was warm and sunny. More than 100 people came to quiet place in the center of the town. They built only one sukka but it was very big - 3 meter each side. Since people need informal contacts and spiritual life they gathered to celebrate Sukkoth. There were all generations of Jews because many Jewish organizations participated in it: Hesed, Community Center, Sokhnut, Religious Community and Sunday school.

  I told them about the history and tradition of the Holiday. I was very inspired with my speech in fresh air, in informal atmosphere in front of the big auditory, and I was in a good mood for the rest of the day.

  We had 4 traditional plants ("arbaa minim") but unfortunately only one set. So we said the traditional prayers and walked around sukka. After that everybody had meal, the food seemed to be very good. Then there was a competition, people had to tell a funny Jewish anecdote. Eduard Kovtun - a man with a really good sense of humor won the competition.

  The last day of Sukkoth has a special name - Oshana Raba, this day goes after Rosh-Ha-Shannah and per se is one of the Judgment days. Someone can merit forgiveness, someone not匜or Sukkoth there is reading the book "Koelet" (Ekklesiast). The members of the Historical Club "My people" were reading this book during the holiday week.

Alexander Abramovich

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