Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur may be behind us, but that doesn't mean the holiday season is over. A mere four days after Yom Kippur comes Sukkot, an eight-day harvest festival also known as "The Feast of Tabernacles."
Sukkot is a holiday that dates back to ancient Israel and a time when Jews would build huts called "sukkot" (singular: sukkah) near the edges of their fields during the harvest season. There are three major traditions associated with celebrating Sukkot, two of which directly involve a sukkah. First we have to build one, then we need to eat our meals in it.
Though most synagogues build a sukkah for the community to enjoy, many families also like to build their own sukkah in their backyards. Want to try and build your own too? According to Jewish law, a sukkah must meet certain standards in order to be considered a true sukkah. Check out "How to Build a Sukkah" for a brief overview of these requirements and happy building!