Seeking shelter during the time of Sukkot also means building it. The Sukkah is a sign of shelter because it requires being a good neighbor and dwelling among good neighbors. We invite in our ancestors in to help us be a person of integrity supported by traditions of good behavior. We open the sides to invite in our physical neighbors too. Finding the inner path that connects our actions, emotions, thoughts, and inspiration so that we are givers and receivers of shelter, that's a path in Jewish mysticism.
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