This post takes us to the last two of the four holidays: Sukkot (Sukkos) and Simchat Torah (Simhas Torah). It also concludes my story with the celebration of Simhas Torah in Moscow Synagogue.
*20. Leader of All Peoples – one of the multitude of epithets Stalin constructed to refer to himself.
*21. The Big Brother of All Workers – see *20.
*22. Expert of All Languages – see #20.
*23. Machno – Ukrainian anarchist and popular peasant leader of “the Greens,” known for anti-Semitic atrocities.
*24. It was 1935, and 1937 was on its way – the most active years
of Stalin’s purges.
*25. Sher – traditional Jewish dance, from Hebrew shir (song).
During this holiday we are commanded to rejoice, and we do, as you have seen in this funky video. With the first of my Sukkos recipes, I wish you, Beautiful People, a joyful holiday and a happy year! Hag Sukkot Sameach!