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11:30 PM, Sep 15, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- At Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, a sukka is being built to celebrate Sukkot, a seven day Jewish holiday.

A sukka is a temporary shelter that isn't a complete structure.  It's tradition to not have a roof so you can see the stars at night.

Sukkot is known as the festival of booths, and in a sense, it's a Jewish Thanksgiving.

"Because the Jewish calendar is determined by the moon rather than the sun, this year the holiday are a little bit early," says Andrew Brod, a past president at Temple Emanuel.

Over the next few days, the walls inside the sukka will be decorated with pictures, artwork and greenery for the Sukkot celebration.

WFMY News 2

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