Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Modern-Day Wise Men of Chelm Build a Sukkah


Today is Hoshanah Rabbah, the last day of Chol Hamoed Sukkot, and the last day that we'll be posting videos about Sukkot. So here we go one more time...

In East European Jewish folklore, the mythical town of Chelm was a town of fools, who came up with ingenious but ridiculous solutions to their everyday problems. In reality, there is a town named Chelm, but that's another story...

So Chelm had its shlemiels, shlemazels, shmegegges, and shmendriks. But that was a long time ago. In the spirit of Chelm, Joel Alpert and Gidon Sobol decided to pay homage to the old stories by building a sukkah the way they imagined the Wise Men of Chelm Construction Team would build a sukkah today.

We promise this is the last Sukkot post for this year. We'll be observing Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on Monday and Tuesday, so there won't be any posts until Wednesday, when we'll resume our usual mix of humorous videos.

Chag Sameach!

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