Kibbutz Life · Living in Otef Azza

Hag Sukkot Sameah – Happy Sukkot Holiday


On the kibbutz, each neighbourhood has built its own Sukkah to commemorate the wandering of the Hebrews after fleeing from Egyptian slavery (Passover story – you know the one). The ‘mitzvah’ is to sleep in a Sukkah that is built with at least 3 free-standing walls and a roof made of branches through which you can see the stars.

Have a seat in the Sukkah
Have a seat in the Sukkah

Looking up through palm fronds It’s also the season of carob trees and I’ve set my brownies to half cocoa/half carob to push Autumn into showing her face.

Carob ('Haroov') Tree with fruit
Carob 'Haroov' Tree with fruit

Two shots of the Sukkah outside of the Youth Clubhouse, with thanks to Ofer Shamir.

Baruchim haBa'im - All Welcome
Baruchim haBa'im (All Welcome)

Sukka, Moadon Ne'urim (youth clubhouse)
Sukka, Moadon Ne'urim (outside the Youth clubhouse)



“Ceasefire” (Regiyah)

In other news, there’s a collaborative art exhibit that is taking place on a number of Kibbutzim. Ceasefire is composed of photos, sculptures, videos and other artwork all to celebrate this time of ceasefire.
In the White House Gallery, Kibbutz Nir-Oz, we have a show of sculptures by a number of sculptors.
More news and photos to come.
Happy Sukkot to all
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Friday Update – Ma’ale Habsor/Habsor construction zooming along

Along with the break for Rosh Hashana, the speed of construction is just phenomenal. We have multiple worksites and we see walls rising!

Sukkot Vacation is here.

Mountain biking,  sukkot building, being free (and having to work on kibbutzim for at least 3 days of vacation time), life is good. Vacation extends till October 23rd, 2008. Delicious.

Do you have any plans for the Sukkot vacation?

Leave a comment and tell us about them.