Being Jewish has never been so hip!
We have our own “start-up” state.
Our mandated weekly 25 hours technology-free zone is the new way-to-go on the road to re-socialization and sanity in this personal-device addicted world.
The mantras that characterize our code for marital relations are the vogue for contemporary couples counselling.
And our Divinely ordained Sukkot holiday is a fusion of glamping and simulated spiritual desert retreat. Outward-bound meets shabby-chic.
The Sukkah literally is “Air B n B”! You get to sit and sleep under the moon and stars. For a whole week. With your family and your friends. All wrapped up with in commandment “Zman Simcha-teinu”, which literally means: “’Tis the season to be jolly.”
Sukkot is glamping; the latest travel craze, as defined by Urban Dictionary:
“Going camping, but with glamour. A combination of the two words. It’s like regular camping , but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable.
Glamping isn’t done by usual outdoor types who climb mountains.”
One of the most popular international glamping websites is “canopyandstars.com”.
Our obligations also include inviting guests, boozing, eating your favorite foods, singing and dancing and general partying in your own and everyone and any else’s succah. Here in Yerushalyim it also includes mass gatherings, parades, concerts, family holiday time, and serene togetherness.
On your terrace or in your garden. No “ticket/money/passport” or overweight baggage travel stress and expenses, but the ultimate staycation. What a way to begin the new year! Enjoy!
Madelaine Black is a Creative and Marketing Consultant, copywriter, and coach.
She serves as a Board Director of Tzohar.