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LocalSukkah App For iPhone And Android Powered Devices Lets You Find A Sukkah Near You [Worldwide Sukkah Directory]
A world-wide registry of Sukkahs has been updated, and is listed online.
The directory has been designed for Jews to locate a Sukkah near to them, so that they can go there to eat. The idea of this service is not to list every Sukkah, but to try and have a Sukkah listed for every area in which Jewish people may find themselves during Sukkot. The main focus of this service is to enable people who work on chol-hamoed to eat lunch in a Sukkah that is close to their place of work. As all listings are confirmed annually prior to publication, the benefit of the list is that users of it can be almost certain that the Sukkah that they wish to use is indeed available prior to heading there. The list also includes details of numerous Sukkahs that would otherwise remain unknown to many users of the list.
Why eat fruit for lunch, when there is a sukkah nearby? LocalSukkah lets you find a sukkah near you. The service is also available via Android and Apple apps.
Use your current location or search for sukkot around the world. There are over 500 sukkot are listed at LocalSukkah database.
Sukkos, also known as the Festival of Tabernacles, is a Jewish festival which occurs five days after the awesome day of Yom Kippur. During Sukkos Jewish people are commanded to eat our meals in temporary booths called Sukkahs, to commemorate how we were surrounded by the protective “clouds of glory” during the forty years of wandering in the wilderness after leaving Egypt. Sukkos lasts for seven days and is a joyous festival. Some have the custom of decorating the Sukkah with elaborate ornaments, whilst others preserve its unadorned simplicity. The Sukkah is the only mitzvah in which we are completely surrounded from head to toe. Eating festive meals and spending time in the outdoor sukkah is a unique religious experience.
Please note that this application requires and uses either WiFi or mobile data. Also GPS is required for LocalSukkah to search based on your current location.
App: LocalSukkah by LocalSukkah
Compatible: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Updated: August 31, 2013
Publisher: Abraham Vorchheimer © LocalSukkah
Price: Free (get app)
Compatible: Android 1.6 and up
Updated: August 29, 2013
Price: Free (Google Play Link)