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Sukkot to Go

In New York City, the holiday huts come to you

by
Hadara Graubart
October 07, 2009
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Perhaps inspired by this idea, enterprising 16-year-old yeshiva student Levi Duchman has affixed a mini-sukkah to a pedicab and has been biking around Brooklyn bringing the mitzvah to the people. (Chabad’s website, which published a report on the project, may have been confused by more traditional stories of Jews in New York—its article uses the word “peddling” instead of “pedaling” throughout.) Although Duchman says the hardest part is the physical exertion, we imagine it would be tough to get people to enter the hut, which looks a bit like cage for transporting kidnapped gorillas to the circus.

Meanwhile, Duchman has New York City sukkah-on-wheels competition. The Chabad affiliate that provides the city’s ubiquitous Mitzvah Tanks has created what it believes to be the world’s largest mobile sukkah, six meters long and affixed to the back of a trailer truck. Although it may be in the running for the Guinness Book, the monstrosity was still probably the least weird thing on view at Times Square last Sunday night.

Hadara Graubart was formerly a writer and editor for Tablet Magazine.

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