PICTURES: Sukkot in Kaifeng, China

PICTURES: Sukkot in Kaifeng, China

Kaifeng Jews celebrating Sukkot in China

Kaifeng Jews celebrating Sukkot in China

How does the Kaifeng Jewish community celebrate Sukkot? The same way Jews do all over the world – by sleeping and eating in a sukka (the temporary structure built to commemorate the Israelites’ 40 year sojourn in the desert following the Exodus from Egypt), surrounded by friends, family and ushpizin (Aramaic for “guests”). Here a few pictures from this year’s Sukkot festivities in Kaifeng. Whatever they’re eating – we want some of that too!

What a feast!

What a feast!

Prayers in the sukka

Prayers in the sukka

Welcoming ushpizin

Welcoming ushpizin

Mother blessing her daughter

Mother blessing her daughter

And here’s a video montage of the same pictures…

 

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