We are in Jerusalem at an especially meaningful time of the year. The Jewish High Holy Days have passed and the holiday of Sukkot is coming to an end tomorrow (has lasted 8 days) and the culmination will be a holiday called Simchat Torah, that ends the cycle of reading the torah. Sukkot has always been one of my favorite holidays since childhood. The holiday celebrates harvest time and people build a temporary structure called a sukkah which simulates the huts the Jewish people lived in when they wandered in the desert after leaving Egypt in biblical times. Families eat all their meals in the sukkah and often sleep in them as well. Sukkot is also one of three pilgrimage holidays in the Jewish calendar: Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot. Pilgrimage was made to Jerusalem to the ancient temple.