Yesterday was the first day of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, for which Jews around the world built temporary structures to eat and entertain in over the coming week. These structures, called sukkot, bring to mind the dwellings the Israelites lived in during their 40 years of wandering in the desert before entering the Promised Land. They serve as a tangible reminder of God’s provision then, and His faithful provision to His children still today.
The writers at Israel21c compiled a list of nine of the most beautiful sukkot built in Israel this year, including the sukkah (singular for sukkot) at the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel (pictured above).
About one kilometer south of the Waldorf, the Inbal Hotel builds a lavish courtyard sukkah, measuring 25 square meters with a three-meter-high open roof. It takes a week to construct and decorate.
For the second year in a row, the Inbal has engaged event planner Sarit Bustan to handle décor. The theme this year is “a visual and content experience revolving around a sky full of stars and fairy tales,” a spokeswoman tells ISRAEL21c.
The hotel also has a 200-square-meter balcony sukkah, 50-square-meter Executive Lounge sukkah with transparent walls, and private sukkot for suites.
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