For over 40 years, Meir Parush worked on his beautiful family sukkah, adding artistic details of Judaica in stained glass and carved wood year by year, and erecting the sukkah annually for the use of family, friends and anyone else who enjoyed sitting in a sukkah with an aesthetically spiritual environment. Seven years ago, the task of re-building the sukkah proved too difficult for Meir and his wife Miriam, and the sukkah was stored away. This year the Parush family’s inlaws – Millie and Morrie Kaporovsky – are bringing the sukkah to the premises of “Bet Israel” Masorti synagogue, where it will be proudly displayed to residents and visitors to Netanya. Hadas Parush, grand-daughter of the Parush and Kaporovsky families, has produced this loving tribute to her grandfather’s inventiveness and creativity.
Here are photos of the Parush children and grandchildren taking down the sukkah from its temporary resting place in the Parush’s “boydem” (ceiling storage), and preparing it for the journey to Netanya.
At the end of the video Meir says: “There’s a well-known verse in the Torah that God will one day build David’s fallen sukkah. I hope that the day will come when this sukkah will rise, whether in a permanent place, or whether it’s rebuilt from year to year. Only God knows.”