Shlomit is Building a Sukkah
Lyrics & music: Namoi shemer
Shlomit is building a sukkah
Full of light and greenery
That's why today she's so busy.
But it's not simply a sukkah
Full of light and greenery -
Shlomit is building a sukkah of peace ("sukkat shalom").
She will not forget to lay out
The lulav and the myrtle leaves (hadasim),
A branch of green willow,
A pomegranate within its leaves,
And all the fruits of autumn,
With its fragrance of orange groves.
And when Shlomit says
Look! It's already finished!
Suddenly something wondrous will happen:
All the neighbors will come,
It will be a swarm -
And there will be room for everyone!
Then, through the roof of branches,
With a bright glow as though it were a diamond
She will spot a star, saying:
-Shalom, wondrous sukkah,
How fine and how pleasing it is -
That Shlomit build a sukkah of peace.