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  • Looks like some wild contraption made out of TV antennas, maybe they’re just trying to catch the MTV broadcast waves from Israel?

  • It isn’t the frame of the sukkah – it IS the sukkah. An artsy, avant-garde sukkah, but a sukkah nonetheless.

    According to halakha, a sukkah is a structure consisting of a roof made of organic material which has been disconnected from the ground (the S’chach). A sukkah must have 3 walls. It should be at least three feet tall, and be positioned so that all or part of its roof is open to the sky (only the part which is under the sky is kosher.)

    Meets all the requirements to me.

  • I think’s art, not an actual sukkah. Here is the description:

    As part of the Washington DCJCC’s Reduce, Reuse, ReSukkah initiative, internationally acclaimed sculptor Dalya Luttwak was commissioned to reinterpret the traditional Sukkah for a public installation on the Center’s 16th Street steps. This modern approach to an ancient tradition serves as a seasonal symbol of welcome and reconnection — both to each other as individuals, and to the environment around us. Visitors are invited to enter and explore the Sukkah and passersby are exposed to a public display of Jewish culture that invites questions and communicates openness. The installation will remain on display beyond the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot, for much of the fall.

    Of course, I’m just a goy who hadn’t heard the word “sukkah” 30 minutes ago, so take my interpretation with a large grain of kosher salt.

  • Looks like the Blair Witch was in town.

  • I’m a goy and even I knew that it was a sukkah.
    Then again I have been accused of Jew-envy.

  • Looks like it was assembled of old TV antennae.

  • Allison

    Heh cool I learn new things everyday!

    Sounds fun: A popular social activity which involves people visiting each others’ Sukkot has become known as “Sukkah hopping”. Food is laid out so that participants will be able to recite the various required blessings.

  • Shalom/Tabernacle of Peace

    a public art installation by Dalya Luttwak

    commissioned by The Washington DC Jewish Community Center

    on view until December 27, 2012

    16th Street Steps of the Washington DCJCC
    1529 16th Street NW (corner of Q street)

    “Every year during the holiday of Sukkot, for one week,
    Jewish families all over the world eat, pray and, weather permitting,
    sleep in temporary huts (sukkot in Hebrew) to
    re-live the experience of their ancestors of thousands of
    years ago, who dwelled in huts while wandering in the desert
    for forty years before reaching the Promised Land. We can
    assume that the original sukkah (plural sukkot) was made of
    fronds of the palm trees that are widespread in the Middle
    East and have long been used for this purpose. A palm frond,
    lulav, is traditionally present in each sukkah and is waved
    along with willow and myrtle branches and a citron (etrog) in
    six directions in a daily ritual during the holiday.
    Therefore, I decided to concentrate my interpretation of the
    sukkah on images of the palm tree. Using steel as my medium,
    I created the walls mimicking roots of palm, while palm
    fronds form the roof of my sukkah.”
    – Dalya Luttwak

  • burn it, it’s a witch!!!

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