Friday, October 10, 2008

Is It Going To Be One Of Those Years?

The weathermen are predicting a stormy Succot:

Stormy Sukkot Forecast

( Rain, accompanied by thunder and hail, is expected in most of the country during the Sukkot holiday starting Monday night. The rain is supposed to start in the north on Shabbat, with the storm reaching its peak on the eve and first day of the week long holiday.
People are advised to make their sukkot booths especially sturdy. Hikers are advised to stay away from areas that are prone to flooding.

Are they right?

All last week, they kept saying that it was getting cooler, and I didn't feel cooler at all. I'd hear things like:

"Tomorrow, the temperature will continue going down."

To me, each day was just as hot, if not hotter, than the preceding one. It seemed to be just another way the media lies. OK, I admit that predictions are getting "more accurate," but they're far from 100%.

There are so many outdoor plans being organized here in Shiloh. Thousands of tourists are expected. Maybe by then the rain will be finished, if it rains.

I hope that our succah holds up. There was a year when the schach went flying. My sister/brother-in-law love to tell the story of the time trekker, then only a high school kid, built their succah, when they lived in Ramot. It was one of the only succot in the neighborhood to survive a storm.

Many years ago, when we lived in Jerusalem, we invited a friend and her visiting father for a meal in the succah, and it was so wet and wintry that I ended up serving a hot winter vegetable soup in the dining room.

Now, what do you think?
  • Will it rain on Succot?
  • If so, when?

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach!

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