Sukkot recalls the fall harvest that brought Jews on pilgrimage to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Today, communities and individual families build a sukkah
, or open hut, where they eat - and perhaps even sleep - during the eight-day holiday. A mitzvah performed on Sukkot involves blessing and waving the etrog
, a citron, and the lulav
, a palm branch bound with myrtle and willow.