Israelis walk by a double decker sukkah in Neot Kedumim, October 19, 2016. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90) (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)
Neot Kedumim

Visit a special exhibition of sukkot (booths) in Neot Kedumim, a biblical nature reserve in Israel.

With the festival of Sukkot in full swing, you might be wondering about the actual sukkahs, the booth-like structures that the Jewish people eat, sleep, and spend much of the holiday in.

These booths are makeshift structures, usually from wood or canvas, with roofs made of schach – organic material grown from the earth such as bamboo shoots, branches, or palm fronds.

How easy are they to build and what’s it like to spend a week in some of the more unusual structures?