Volume 3 Number 33 – October 3, 2020 – 15 Tishrei 5781
Sukkot is a seven-day festival (8 days in the Diaspora).
- It is a special mitzvah to rejoice on Sukkot.
- We celebrate our trust in G-d, and our confidence in having received a “good judgement” for the coming year.
- Sukkot also comes at harvest season, as we appreciate the bounty that G-d has given us.
The Sukkah reminds us that:
- The Israelites lived in huts during the 40 years of wandering in the desert.
- G-d protects us today, just as He protected the Israelites with the Clouds of Glory.
Festive Meals in the Sukkah
The festive meals we eat in the sukkah are preceded by Kiddush over wine, and we then begin the meal over two whole loaves of challah, which are sliced, dipped in honey and distributed to all those present.
Like all holiday meals, it is appropriate to discuss words of Torah and inspiration, as well as sing Jewish songs. Unlike other holidays, Sukkot has no traditional dishes—other than kreplach, traditionally eaten on Hoshanah Rabbah, the 7th day of Sukkot.
Instead, we enjoy a variety of traditional foods—and all of the foods we eat have a special flavor due to the fact that we are eating them outside, in the sukkah!
Try this parve recipe as an appetizer or a main course:
TUNA EMPANADAS by Sara Finkel
1/2 cup margarine
1 Tablespoon sugar
ó teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold water
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
7 1/2 – ounce can tuna, drained
1 onion, diced
hard-boiled eggs, diced
pinch of pepper
1/4 cup water
To make the dough, cream margarine with sugar and salt.
Add egg, water, flour, and baking powder. Make into 10–12 balls. Roll each ball out on a floured surface into a circle about 4 inches in diameter.
Mix together filling ingredients. Place a teaspoonful of filling in the center of each circle. Moisten edges of dough with water. Fold over and pinch edges together. Bake on a greased baking sheet at 375° until golden brown. Serve with chili sauce. Yields 10–12. – from Chabad.org
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