Whose breath is upon my skin?
What of this twitch in my eye? This tapping on my heart?
Invite us in.
We wish to dwell with you.
This is the time of fullness
of moon and heart
the season of our rejoicing,
this SukkotLit. Booths or huts Sukkot is the autumn harvest Festival of Booths, is celebrated starting the 15th of the Jewish month of Tishrei. Jews build booths (sukkot), symbolic of the temporary shelters used by the ancient Israelites when they wandered in the desert. Traditionally, Jews eat and sleep in the sukkah for the duration of the holiday (seven days in Israel and eight outside of Israel). The lulav (palm frond), willow, myrtle, and etrog fruit are also waved together. harvest.
I am swirling with the turning colors
Whirling with whispers on the wind
Swaying wildly gentle
under the shelter of woven greens
I want to live my life in the open
held by this sky and earth
I unwrap my tallit
Wind my fingers in the fringes
Open to you, honored UshpizinLit. Guests (Aramaic) Biblical "guests" invited into the sukkah on each of the seven nights of the holiday. While the traditional ushpizin were all male, a new custom has been created, inviting female guests (ushpizot) as well. The seven ushpizin are Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David. The seven female ushpizot are Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, Miriam, Abigail, and Esther.
Will you sit with me?
Hold my face in your hands?
Lead me into the circle of joy?
Weave our worlds closer?
Yes, let us celebrate