|Yovel: Divine Sparks in New York|
By Yael Schonzeit
NEW YORK (Feb. 12, 2013) — "One generation goes, another comes," reads Kohelet (Ecclesiastes), "but the Earth remains the same forever."
Life is fleeting. Our time on this Earth and in this life is temporary. On Sukkot, for a week we sing, eat, dance and sleep in the sukkah, the makeshift dwelling place that itself is fleeting. We imbue the space with holiness, even though we know that our time there will soon come to an end. We are reminded in this way of our time on Earth — ephemeral but sweet. We celebrate the paradox of our pulse: We are but dust of the Earth, while at the same time, the whole world was created for us! We are passing through, but we can make all the difference.
Yael Schonzeit is the vice president of Yovel: The Green Zionist Alliance @ NYU.
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