Every year on Sukkot, we leave the comfort of our home to eat our meals in booth. Among other things, Sukkot provides an opportunity to reflect on the concept of home and what it means to us.
There’s a tradition on Sukkot to invite seven guests into the sukkah, one for each night of the holiday. I’d like to add on to that tradition: seven questions you can ask at your Sukkot table during the seven days of Sukkot. One question for each night of Sukkot.
These questions will help create meaningful and reflective conversation at your Sukkot table.
When a stranger comes to my house, what do I hope they notice first? Why?
What does it mean to be a generous host?
Name three concrete actions you take to make your home open to others.
What makes a home a sanctuary?
If a stranger walked into your home, what would they learn about your family just from looking around?
When you are away from home, what do you miss most? Why?
What’s your favorite room in the house? Why?
Your turn: Add another meaningful home themed question to our list.