Study and Theory/
Sukkot

Miriam Singer

After going home

Degania, 1975

After going home as well as at the party itself, I felt a sense of shame.

Where was a drop of the holiday symbol? The symbol of Judaism?

 

I remained with the impression of great turmoil and started looking for the reason.

 

I think it was bad that the evening started with food. I know that there were times when there were long ceremonies that came before plates full of delicacies were served - that was not good either.

 

Had they read a few verses relating to the holiday, and the blessing of the field, for no more than ten minutes, and then wish "hearty appetite," that would take the sting of the lack of success - - -

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