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I appreciate the thoughtful reply, Steven. A question for you: I recall Rabbi Jonathan Sacks mentioning that "Tabernacles" (Sukkot, right?) is one of the three major holidays in the Jewish calendar. In your experience, is this a universally accepted truth by Jews in the U.S.?

My boys attend a Jewish Community Center for pre-school and I've gained a great appreciation for Sukkot, but I never got the sense from this community of how important it is in this regard. Nevertheless, it's offered me some wonderful moments of building sukkahs together with my children and also for them to teach me some of the meaning that they find relevant in their learnings. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Chag Sameach!