A child in Jerusalem helps decorate his family's sukkah. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)


How does spending a week in a temporary hut help us to count our blessings?

During the festive week of Sukkot, Jews around the world eat, sleep and even spend leisure time in a temporary hut, known as a sukkah.

Why do Jews sit in a hut during a most joyous festival? What is the point?

In this video, Rabbi Yehoshua Landau explains the reason and reminds us how this special time, also known as the Festival of Joy, could be used to reconnect to the important aspects of life and to count our true blessings.