Throughout history, the fall season has acted as a symbol of transformation and renewal for indigenous tribes and ancient religions around the world. In today’s video, Omar Mousa visits the Jewish community of Shalom Austin and speaks with Daniel Iken about Sukkot, the Jewish holy day celebrating the fall harvest. Sukkot marks the end of one cycle and the birth of a new one through blessings and natural seasonal symbols of the harvest, as well as the building and decorating of the Sukkah. Sukkot is a time for family, friendship, and hospitality.

Explaining the Jewish holiday of Sukkot