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SUKKOTH IN PETROPAVLOVSK

  On September 22 "Crows' Island" rest home hospitably received members of the Jewish community in Petropavlovsk. It was there that the Jews celebrated Sukkoth. 40 adults and 25 children came to the holiday.

  Building of Sukkah turned to a merry game. Participants were divided into 3 groups to compete for "The Best Sukkah". They were working with gusto, very quickly and qualitatively. Finally the results were announced - the winner was Ruzya Linkov's team; Klara Semykina's team got the second place, and Lubov Levkovich's team took the third prize. Everybody got awards and presents.

  The characteristic feature of our holiday was the appearance of "Arbaha Minim". Thanks to Alexander Baron's well-timed visit, sets of four plants for Sukkoth were brought to Petropavlovsk. It was for the first time that people saw Etrog and Lulav. Prayers and blessings were said. After the ceremony there was a festive meal. Games and quizzes for everybody became the final touch of the celebration.

  The weather also did not let us down. Warm sunny day, one of those not peculiar to our region, helped to elevate people's spirits. We went home tired, but satisfied and inspired.

Lev Kuntarovsky

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