We have been getting ready for the holiday of Sukkot. This is what we have learned so far:
There are three mitzvot on Sukkot:
- To sit in the sukkah. It is the only mitzvah we do with our entire body. In fact, whatever we do in the sukkah becomes a mitzvah! Imagine that – doing your homework, playing a game, reading a book – do it in the sukkah and it becomes a mitzvah! We say a special bracha. The sukkah is a special place. We treat it with respect.
- To shake the Arba’a Minim (Lulav, Etrog, Hadasim and Aravot). We say a bracha.
- To be happy!
Next week we will celebrate Sukkot by doing the mitzvot, singing Halel, and doing special activities to enjoy the special days. Chag Sameach!