More than any other Jewish holiday or ritual, I love the audacity of Sukkot. After the many profound words and seemingly endless prayers of the High Holidays, Sukkot offers a very different holiday mode. The main theme and ultimate goal of the holiday is to achieve climactic joy throughout the holiday, including the intermediate days, which are known as Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot.
As my kids tell me this joke, I realize my mother's curse has come true: I have children "just like me."
"At the edge of a valley so quiet and pretty stands a five story building far away from the city."
What do we choose to show to others, and what do we keep hidden? How do we curate our public face?