Tonight marks the start of Succoth, or the Feast of Tabernacles. Succoth is the plural of Succah (booth or hut) and this 7-day holiday is intended to celebrate the gathering of grain and fruit harvests. Jews are to eat their meals, entertain and even sleep in the Succah as a reminder of the huts inhabited by the wandering Israelites during their 40 years in the desert.

If you’re in Israel and in search of a Succah for the holiday, we highly recommend Carmela’s Succah in Moshav Amuka in the Western Galillee.

This hidden gem in the North of Israel offers workshops, lectures and meals as well as the perfect escape for your Succoth holiday or all year round.

Carmela’s offers authentic dance demonstrations, lectures and stories about the surrounding area and a delicious menu. My favorite is the traditional Yemen meal offering Jachnun, and assortment of cheeses and salads. If it’s a large family gathering or business getaway that you’re in search of, Carmela’s can serve meals for up to 55 guests.

This beautiful place will take you back in time to experience the sites, smells and tastes of a simpler life and gets the Personal Tourism Gold Star of Approval!

On behalf of all of us here at Personal Tourism, we hope you have a wonderful holiday. Hag Sameach!

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