My Succot Anthem

My teacher, Rabbanit Yemima Mizrachi pointed out that Succot isn’t just a CHAG, it’s a HUG! In other words, sitting in a succah means sitting in G-d’s embrace.

But the truth is that by the end of Succot, having seriously overdosed on food, dish soap, quality time, and $10-or-less outings for children, the holiday had stopped feeling like Hug, and more like a strangle-hold.

When things turned really tough- when the kids were fighting again, or I had forgotten the salt in the house again, or Yoel ran into the succah with his pants around his ankles and unmentionables running down his legs again, singing the chorus of this Country-and-Western song is what enabled me to smile and feel the Hug of this Chag yet again…Get your tissues reading and enjoy!


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  1. loved it! loved it! loved it! just looking back at myself, we always want to be at the next stage. we really have to thank g-d along every step of the way.

  2. The song says it all – live in the present and enjoy, because it is going to pass all too soon and we are going to miss it! Something good to remember when we are bogged down with the laundry, shopping, cooking, cleaning, drop offs and pick ups and appointments, etc.

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