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Sukkah

The word Sukkah is the Hebrew word for a Tabernacle, the huts which are built in the holiday of Sukkot.

The Sukkah can be made of any material (wood, canvas, etc.), but its ceiling must be made of plants, and it is important to be able to see the sky through it. Usually it is constructed with several branches, and over the branches some shrubbery or foliage is placed.

The height of the Sukkah must be at least 80 cm, and no more than 9.6 m. It must have at least three walls, one of which can be the wall of a building. It is customary to decorate the sukkah, hang fruit from the ceiling (such as pomegranates) and often people add electricity or windows to their sukkot.

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