NEW YORK (Oct. 2)
The Lubavitch Youth Organization (LYO) will set up a succah at the Isaiah Wall opposite the United Nations Thursday, it was announced here today by Rabbi Shmuel Butman, director of the LYO. In addition, the LYO will again, as it does every year, provide scores of succah mobiles throughout the New York metropolitan area.
The portable succahs, built on flatbed trucks will visit hospitals, nursing homes, colleges, youth groups as well as shopping centers and street corners to afford people the opportunity to enter the succah, make the blessings over the esrog and lulav and partake in the refreshments.
“The succah will give the Jews who work in that area a place to eat during the holiday, in addition to giving passersby and visitors to the area a chance to make the blessings over the esrog and lulavi,” Butman said.
“We also hope that the spirit of the succah, known as the ‘Succas Sholom’ — the Tabernacle of Peace — will influence the proceedings at the United Nations in the spirit of Isaiah: One nation will not lift up its sword against another and refrain from learning war anymore, leading to his other prophecy, ‘and the world will be filled with the knowledge of God’ speedily in our days.”