Today begins the Jewish festival of Sukkoth, originally a harvest festival. Like many religious holidays, it carries a mandate for charity. During this time, it is traditional to build a temporary structure called a sukkoh and to do as much living as possible there. It is also traditional to invite guests. In the ancient mythology, some of those guests are the ancestors of the Jewish people such as Abraham, Sarah, Issac, Leah, Rebbekah, Jacob, Rachael, and others. European Jewish mythology is filled with folktales of the Ancestors coming to the sukkoh in disguise to sample the hospitality.
Jewish traditions hold many levels of charity, traditionally described by Moses Maimonides. Especially valued are anonymous contributions that help people help themselves, although any gift is a mitzvah.
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