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Beth Sholom Congregation members recently completed a succah tour through Frederick County to mark Sukkot, one of the celebratory holidays of the Jewish religion, according to a release from the Frederick congregation.

Sharon Edelstien, Sheila Blank, Candy Zentz and Susan Dwyer visited the succahs of three local families and shared light refreshments, enabling them to perform the biblical commandment to dwell and eat in the succah.

Sukkot, which lasts seven days, is one of biblically-mandated festivals in which Jews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. It also commemorates the fall harvest.

During the holiday, families build succot, which are temporary three-walled structures decorated with seasonal vegetation and a roof covered by leafy tree branches or bamboo, according to the congregationís release.

During the holiday, families eat meals in the succah, while some also sleep in it.