Saturday, October 22, 2016
Reflecting on This Succot
This year during Succot I've been rather distracted by other things going on, and we haven't had many guests at all.
I was definitely one of those expecting winter weather this Succot considering how late in the solar year, but summer has been very slowly fading, and the rain hasn't fallen. Even though it's chilly at night and early morning, the weather is dry and hot during the day.
This Succot I really didn't do anything very special besides going down to Shiloh Hakeduam, Tel Shiloh and doing my sales job in Yafiz. The highlight was a family get-together and then spending Shabbat with our daughter and her family in Ofra.
I haven't bought any citrus fruit yet, because they don't get sweet until the rains fall. Artifical irrigation does not provide the same exact nutrients and flavors to the fruits and vegetables as rain. Apparently not all water is the same.
This is the holiday of transition, which is why we are supposed to live in our succah. And I'm also in transmission mode. More to follow.