By the time the holiday of Sukkot arrives, many families will be feeling the pinch and might need some help for the first time ever. To learn why, click here. We hope to provide the most extensive emergency raw food packages during Sukkot, which is the longest of all the High Holidays, and will include special holiday staples for the holiday season. To sponsor holiday packages, click here. To sponsor challah, click here. Masbia of Boro park will be serving 14 meals: lunch and dinner holiday style meals served inside a sukkah. To sponsor meals, click here.
The significance of sharing a meal with the needy during Sukkos is a great tradition and its origins are based on a chapter in Zohar that explains that we should open the doors of the Sukkah to the Ushpizin/guests. These guests, we are told, are the mystical presence of the Jewish forefathers who drop in on everyone's Sukkah. According to the Zohar, the food that you would have offered the Ushpizin should be given to the poor instead and that is the only way you earn their stay in your Sukkah. (See how the Bobover Rebbe Ben Zion Halberstam explained this in 2005. Click here)
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