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Succah Stars

Meira Feinman

The night spreads across the sky; twinkling stars appear. The family, dressed in their finest Yom Tov clothing, gathers in the succah to say the first Kiddush. They are surrounded by beautiful paintings, projects, decorations, and pictures…. including their special succah stars.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A succah star is made from special, colorful papers, which are folded, cut into designs, and intricately woven together. Kits are sold in various places and the designs don’t always turn into a star — they might be flowers, for example. Mrs. Chaya Suri Kleinman, from Brooklyn, New York, actually makes her own designs and packages them in kits, called Stars with Chayshik. Mrs. Kleinman’s company name is a play on her initials — ches, shin, kuf — and also encompass her philosophy of art: that one should have cheshek (desire) to make things, especially things that will be hanging in such a kadosh place as a succah.

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