Before I tell you anything about the sukkah hop, you are probably wondering what a sukkah, an etrog, and a lulav are. An etrog is a citron fruit that kind of looks like a lemon, but tastes even more sour than that. A lulav is a closed frond of the date palm. A lulav and an etrog are part of the four species which are lulav, etrog, myrtle, and a willow. This might sound kind of weird to some people, but it is true. A sukkah is a hut with leaves on the top of it. For a sukkah to be kosher, you must be able to see the stars at night, and the sukkah must have a minimum of three walls. Now that you know what all these things are, I can tell you about the sukkah hop we went on.
A week ago, my class went on a mini field trip to three sukkahs. One of the sukkahs was my family’s and one of the sukkahs was the Jaffa’s. Here are the differences between the sukkahs. My sukkah had bamboo on the roof and the Jaffa’s had Palm Fronds on the roof of their sukkah. Also, the walls were different materials. One had cloth for the walls and the other had wood. Finally, the Jaffa’s had a fan in the sukkah and we didn’t. Now, here are some similarities between the two sukkahs.
There were a few similarities between the sukkah’s. They both were kosher. Also the sukkahs both had a form of leaves that they could use for the sukkah. Our sukkah’s both had games and snacks. Those were some similarities between the two sukkahs.