Modern readers will find very few pages on Sukkot in The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia. Although it ranks low on the irreverent tome’s “religi-o-meter,” the weeklong holiday ranks high on our joy meter. This year our fall harvest festival begins at sundown on Sunday, October 9, the 15th Day of the month of Tishrei, and ends at sundown on Sunday, October 16. The celebration marks the pilgrimage Jews made to the Temple in Jerusalem, carrying with them fruits and sacrificial animals. The festival of Sukkot is about the joy of knowing that all our sins are forgiven, and some say this is the miracle. The tradition continues as those who observe the holiday build temporary dwellings immediately following Yom Kippur. The celebration is enhanced by decorating the 4 walls with art and preparing delicious foods to be eaten with family and friends in the sukkah.