Saturday, September 14, 2013

After Yom Kippur, Time for The Next Mitzvah

There's a custom to start building sukkot immediately after Yom Kippur. Since our "slates" have been wiped clean of sins, we want to fill up our account with Mitzvot.  That's why many people rush out after breaking the Yom Kippur fast and start getting their sukkot ready.

One thing I've been noticing is that people are starting to build sukkot earlier and earlier every year.  And the businesses selling supplies for building and decorating sukkot open earlier, too.

These are pictures I took last week in Jerusalem.  It seems to be that people are looking at post-Rosh Hashannah for the time to work on their sukkot.


The enthusiasm to fulfill the Mitzvot is very encouraging.

Chag Sameach! Shannah Tovah!
Have a Joyous Holiday and Wonderful Year!


Anonymous said...

Baruch HaShem!!! We love all the Sukkas... so beautiful... Thank you, Israel... for Trusting in HaShem!!!

Shy Guy said...

Just so you should know, there are also established customs to start building the Succa between Rosh Hashanna and Yom Kippur. Ans some people have the custom of putting up the walls before Yom Kippur and topping it off with the Schach after Yom Kippur.

Chag Sameach, Am Yisrael!

Batya said...

a, thanks
Shy, it makes sense. I just must admit that I personally have a problem when the sukkah walls are up. I can't hang and take in laundry safely. I just can't reach the lines safely and damage my shoulders.