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Photo Essay: Sukkot Wrap-Up

As Sukkot ends, Israel National News takes a look at the scenes of the holiday, including the Gilad Shalit sukkah, a party in the park and more.
By Ben Bresky
First Publish: 9/30/2010, 8:13 PM / Last Update: 9/30/2010, 8:45 PM

Ben Bresky

As Sukkot ends, Israel National News takes a look at the scenes of the holiday, including the Gilad Shalit sukkah, a party in the park and more.


 

In Jerusalem, near the Machane Yehuda marketplace, several days before Sukkot begins, a large tented area is set up. It is called "shuk arbaat haminim", the Four Species Marketplace, where people buy lulav (palm), etrog (citrus fruit), hadas (myrtle) and arava (willow).


A man examines hadas (myrtle) branches in preparation for the Sukkot holiday.

The Gilad Shalit sukkah next to the ongoing solidarity tent in Jerusalem near the Prime Minister's official residence.


A cardboard cut-out of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit stands inside a fenced-off sukkah. Shalit is being held by Hamas. There is no information about his whereabouts or condition.  


A sukkah in Jerusalem's Gan Sacker park set up by the NachlaOr organziation held events every night.


Young Israeli musicians celebrate Sukkot.


Musician Y-Love performs in the sukkah.


Numerous restaurants have their own sukkahs.


The number of concerts over the Sukkot holiday was mind boggling, with a wide variety of musical styles to choose from.The posters on the billboard advertise hasidic music, classical, rock, hip-hop, jazz, Sephardic music and more.


A sukkah in downtown Tel Aviv near busy Dizengoff Street.