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BAD WEATHER IS NOT A HINDRANCE FOR THE HOLIDAY!

Celebration of Sukkoth in Shymkent City

Hag Sameakh!  Sukkoth has a very deep philosophical sense. Living 7 days in a hut in memory of wandering of our forefathers, people realize that life is short and they need the protection of God.

  People, who came to synagogue, saw a hut built next to it and came into but they could not stay there very long because of the downpour, leaking through traditionally full of holes roof. That is why people had to celebrate the holiday in the synagogue.

  In spite of bad weather, there were a lot of people who wanted to celebrate Sukkoth with Jewish Community. The day was saturated and interesting: saying prayers, good food, singing songs in Hebrew and Yiddish and speeches made by the authoritative members of the Community. There was arbaa minim - 4 traditional plants. The celebration of Sukkoth coincided with Kabbalat Shabbat and it only increased the feeling of the holiday.

  The students of Sunday school came to synagogue on Sunday to celebrate Sukkoth. Boys and girls (and their parents) sang, danced and had a good time. They played a very interesting game where the participants should have shown one of the fall holidays in gests. There were 3 teams: "Little things", "Laces" and "Shoes" (the names of the teams were given by the heads of the teams). Their teams had to show Yom Kipur, Rosh-ha-Shannah or Sukkoth. The range of applause defined the winners. The team "Little things" won the competition.

  Both children and adults will remember that day for a long time; it was a very joyful event for them. Even the rain could not hinder to be in a good mood!

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