Friday, October 10, 2014

One of My Favorite Unique Things About Israel! aka "Only in Israel"

There's something very unique and Jewish about some Israeli architecture:

The merpesot or balconies/terraces are placed to give each apartment the potential for a kosher succah. Granted that this isn't a building requirement and doesn't exist in every building built, but it is found in quite a few.

Sometimes there is an overlapping, so that not all of the succah is actually kosher. In those cases, women and children who aren't required by Jewish Law to be in the succah are relegated to sit in the covered "non-kosher" section. That's acceptable for those who have no real choice. When we lived in Jerusalem, I ate in succot like those.

At least everyone is at the same table.

Here in Shiloh, we can build large succot with room for all.

Chag Sameach, Have a wonderful joyous holiday!


Rickismom said...

coming from HH! GRIN
I agree, and a nice space that you have, too!

Batya said...

We designed our merpeset with Succot in mind. There was room for two tables.