Along with other believers and Jews from Ukraine and Russia we eat, sang, and celebrated in our wonderfully decorated sukkah.

Everyone had brought something to eat or drink. We spoke about the diverse meaning of the sukkah – a sign of the protection of God but also about the transience of our earthly existence, which is like a pilgrimage to our eternal home. The Sukkah is also a sign that God Himself lives among His people. The feast itself is a celebration of the harvest and a reference that will bring much more people into God’s kingdom. Outside the sukkah, we danced exuberantly around burning torches to Jewish folk dances.