News Center -TDO- Hosted by Jürgen Schulz, The German Ambassador to Turkey, Sukkot was celebrated at the German Embassy on the occasion of the year of celebrating "1700 years of Jewish life in Germany", organized together by the German and Israeli Embassies as part of the #2021JLID.
Turkish Chief Rabbi Rav Isak Haleva, German Ambassador Jürgen Schulz, Israel's Charge d'affaires Irit Lillian, President of the Jewish Community of Ankara Can Özgön, and guests have attended the event.
Ambassador Jürgen Schulz, Israel's charge d'affaires Irit Lillian, and Turkish Chief Rabbi Rav Isak Haleva gave a speech at the event.
The holiday lasts seven days. Many of the most popular rituals of Sukkot are practiced in the home. As soon after the conclusion of Yom Kippur as possible, often on the same evening, one is enjoined to begin building the "sukkah", that is the Central symbol of the holiday.
The sukkah is a flimsy structure with at least three sides, vvhose roof is made out of thatch or branches, vvhich provides some shade and protection from the sun, but also allovvs the stars to be seen at night.
İt is traditional to decorate the sukkah and to spend as much time in it as possible. Weather permitting, meals are eaten in the sukkah, even some may also sleep in the sukkah.