Grateful for a roof over our heads
Sukkot is the Harvest Festival, a time to be grateful for our gifts and help those in our midst who are underprivileged, marginalized or isolated. Whether for the roof over our heads or the food on our table, this is a time to appreciate our bounty. We show appreciation by putting up a temporary dwelling that is quite vulnerable to the elements called a sukkah, where we eat and may even sleep for the week. The fragile nature of the sukkahs(sukkot in Hebrew) brings us closer to nature and the environment that provides the gifts that sustain us. A wonderful way to show gratitude for what we have is to reach out, contribute, help, invite and otherwise honor those who don’t have food to eat or a place to live. These acts of helping others are how we make the world a better place.