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The Sukkariyah

by michael September 20 2007
For the kidsHolidaysThings to do
sukkariyah.JPGThis Sukkot season, let the Jerusalem municipality help corrode your teeth just a bit more.

That's right, armed with puns and sugar, those most potent of weapons, the municipality has inaugurated a "Sukkah-ria," a portmanteau of "Sukkah," the makeshift huts which give the Sukkot holiday its name, and "sukariyah," a candy.

Taking a (most likely unwitting) page from the Grimm Brothers' fairy tales, a downer of a source if there ever was one, the city is constructing the world's biggest sukkah - out of candy. No word on whether Aliza Olmert will be waiting within, fattening children with sweets before baking them into kugel, but Jerusalemite isn't ruling it out.

The Sukkariyah, located in Safra Square, will be open start on September 26th, the first day of the holiday, and will be accessible to the public every day for the week of Sukkot. Lucky Jerusalemites can meet our very own mayor, His Grace Uri Lupolianski himself, between 18:00 and 19:00 on October 1st inside the Sukkah. Nightly children's events, rotating around the beloved subject of candy, will be featured nightly.
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