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Bedouin village

Sukkot ended last week and I was not displeased.

As an “avid indoorsman,” a term coined by Ben Fountain in his new book, Beautiful Country Burn Again: Democracy, Rebellion, and Revolution, Sukkot is my least favorite Jewish holiday. While one can imagine a beautiful sprawling sukkah filled with family, delicious food, and warm songs, their imagination would be in Scarsdale. In New York City, the celebration usually involves little comfort or room to maneuver, which is especially unfortunate when mosquitos on their last legs of seasonal life descend in a scene reminiscent of Alfred...

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