SUC­CAH-HOP­PING

The Jewish Chronicle - - JUDAISM -

SUC­CAH-HOP­PING is an ac­tiv­ity where kids go around vis­it­ing a bunch of dif­fer­ent suc­cot in their com­mu­nity. It usu­ally takes place on the first day of Yomtov or on Shab­bat Chol Hamo’ed. At each stop there are candies, games, di­vrei To­rah etc. Suc­cah-hop­ping is big in the United States, less so in Bri­tain and just get­ting started in Is­rael thanks to Amer­i­can im­mi­grants.

In­ter­est­ing, this in­nocu­ous so­cial ac­tiv­ity has a history and a the­ory. It was ap­par­ently in­vented by Shraga Feivel Men­dolowitz (1886-1948), who was a pi­o­neer of Jewish ed­u­ca­tion and out­reach in the US. It was in­tended for stu­dents at the To­rah

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