Thousands of years ago, the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt for 400 years. One of the Pharaohs liked the Jewish people because they were clever and helped him very much so the Jews lived in Egypt for a long time and they were appreciated for all they did.
But after this Pharaoh died, another Pharaoh came and he disliked the Jewish people. He thought that one day, when there would be many Jewish people in Egypt, they would try to fight him and conquer his country.
He transformed them into slaves and created many rules to make their life sadder and their work harder. One of these rules was to throw all the boys into the Nile and let only the girls live because he said only the boys could fight and make an army.
But there was a clever woman that gave birth to a boy and no one knew. She hid him until he began crying loud. Then she made him an ark and put it on the Nile. The Pharaoh's daughter found the boy and called him Moses.
Moses led the Jewish people out of Egypt. God helped him and told him what to do so the Jews went out of Egypt. Moses and the Jewish people walked 40 years in the desert until they reached Israel. On their way they lived in huts because they didn't have houses and in Hebrew a hut is a “Sukkot”. “Sukkot” is the plural of “Sukka”.
This holiday is called this because we want to remember the “Sukkot” that the Jewish people built. On this holiday we build “Sukkots” and stay in them to understand our ancestors feelings.
Sukkot recipe: Cauliflower and pomegranates
Chop one fresh onion.
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