Chronicle Poll Results: Did You Build a Sukkah This Year?
Last week, The Chronicle asked its readers in an electronic poll the following question: “Did you set up a sukkah this year?” Of the 199 people who responded, about a quarter (26%) said they had, and usually do; only three people (1.5%) reported having erected a sukkah this year for the first time. Thirty-six percent of those polled said they had not erected a sukkah, but liked going to another person’s sukkah or a synagogue. Five people (2.5%) said they usually raise a sukkah, but did not do so this year. Twenty people submitted comments. A few follow.
I love to build a sukkah. Yet this year, time has just slipped away. You would think that with the pandemic we would have more time; I have the impression that we have less.
Quality family time resides in the sukkah. Whether it’s eating a hearty meal, chatting with friends, curling up to read a good book, or playing fun board games, we hope everyone has the opportunity to spend some time. in the sukkah this Sukkot. Chag Sameach!
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I used to have a Sukkah every year when my children were here.
With all the restaurant “booths” during the pandemic, sitting together in the sukkah has taken on a different meaning for us this year.
Unable to attend live services and visit sukkah due to worry about leaving my sick wife !!
I was a Jew. I am alone. People haven’t invited me to anything for several years.
I have lived in different places that require doing from the smallest sukkah with huge blessings to a large sukkah with space for a living room during the day.
I live in an apartment and there is no room for a sukkah.
I put my sukkah and got the roof thanks to my two neighbors who are over 6 feet tall. I’m thinking of cutting a foot off the pipes to make everything easier for next year. This would make it only suitable for people of short stature, measuring less than 6 feet tall, however. PJC