Ze’ev Meshel

“I made the people live in Booths.” The Jewish festival of Sukkoth (Tabernacles or Booths) is celebrated in the autumn, commemorating the time when the Israelites lived in temporary shelters in the desert (Leviticus 23:39–43). The Bedouin also build booths out of palm trees and live in them for only a few weeks at the end of summer and beginning of fall, when they are gathered together at the oases.