Occupy Sukkot

On Friday night at Occupy Boston, about 50 people gathered at a sukkah – a temporary hut built for the Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot. Credit: Tess Scheflan/Activestills.org.

Huge crowds marched this weekend against a number of social concerns gripping the country. Health care. Corporate greed. Unemployment. Solidarity marches linked to the Occupy Wall Street movement took to the streets from New York to San Francisco. But in Boston, protesters were supported by a different kind of observance…

This story aired on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday.

Special thanks to Laura Evonne Steinman for this story idea.

The prayer service was filled with song, poetry, and call and response. Credit: Tess Scheflan/Activestills.org.


~ by Ari Daniel on October 17, 2011.

One Response to “Occupy Sukkot”

  1. […] Another alum, Ari Daniel Shapiro, reported on Occupy Boston’s Sukkot festivities on NPR. Listen to his piece here. […]


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