Have you ever seen a sukkah made of 2 x 4s? Of tarps and bamboo? Of bed sheets and cinder blocks?
This year when you “dwell” or “sit” in a sukkah, take a moment and notice its radical flimsiness. The Festival of Sukkot challenges us to experience the fragile nature of the world around us by intentionally sitting in a shelter that offers little “shelter.” The message: While we hope our homes provide us with shelter, they can become fragile despite our best efforts. As much as we wish to control the forces of nature around us, we are still at best only able to do what we can do. That we get to live and celebrate another day truly is awesome and amazing.