This week’s photo challenge coincides with the week of Sukkot holiday, and in this respect, it was quite easy to decide what photo to choose.
About two years and a half ago I moved to Israel and since then it’s become my new home. As they say, your home is where your heart is, and it is quite a challenge to find where your heart is in the new country.
Those two years were anything but easy, but recently it started to get a little better. And speaking of the heart, this cozy and almost family like atmosphere of Jewish holidays is what I like the most.
In this shot made last Sunday, you can see a sukkah, a simple shelter that is traditionally built for the holiday with palm tree branches on top. Not everyone builds this at home and a few prefer to spend the whole week eating and sleeping there as the tradition requires, but in many kibbutzim they build a huge sukkah near the dining hall and dine there.
In this particular kibbutz they also prey in the sukkah instead of the synagogue, and this is exactly the moment I captured here. Very homey and very cozy. Local.