Last night, one of my roomates came back at 2 am a little tipsy.
We were all up, and ended up sitting around the table eating cracker, hummus, hot peppers and apples. Yeah, it was a strange combination, but hey, we’re college kids now.
One of my roomates is not Jewish. She’s really respectful of the three of us, and also really curious about our religous practices. Last night, we were discussing plans for Succot, and the drunk one said she was going back to Baltimore to help her family build the succah. The non-Jewish one asked “what do you build?” This lead to a conversation about the practices of succot, explained by the drunk one.
Here’s what she said:
“We build these cabana style huts in our yards. For 8 days we eat only in the huts. We also take these branches and an upside down lemon and shake them around inside the hut. Then, at the end of the holiday, we have a thing where we hit the branches on the ground. Its alot of fun.”
If that doesn’t make you think Judaism is a cult, you should see us all daven Maariv behind the library each night.