The Chinese delegation in the annual Jerusalem Parade, September 24, 2013, during the holiday of Sukkot. The parade attracts thousands of visitors and participants from all over the country and from overseas.
The parade offered three separate tracks, depending on your motivation:
Track A, Long route – For fit walkers, approximately 15 km, 7 – 9 AM. It included Upper Sataf – Mount Eitan – Nahal Sorek – Bait Zait – Ein Karem – Mount Herzl – Beit Hakerem – Nayot – Rehavya Valley – Sacher Park.
Track B, Medium route – Approximately 9 km, 7:30 – 9:30 AM. From the Mozza Region – Jerusalem Park route – Bait Zait – Ein Karem – Mount Herzl – Beit Hakerem – Nayot – Rehavya Valley – Sacher Park.
Track C, Family route –5 km, 8 – 10 AM. From the Governor’s Palace – The Governor’s Palace Promenade – Peace Forest – Abu Tor – Beka – The Railway Complex – Yemin Moshe – Mishkanot Shaananim – Rehavya Valley – Sachar Park.
In other words, everybody ended up at Sachar Park. The parade was judged—how can you be in Jerusalem and expect not to be judged?—and judging was executed in sections defined in advance, based on uniformity, originality, spirit, clothing, accessories and ornament.
That’s the way I evaluate my own family, by the way…
Have a splendid last day of Sukkot, a deeply felt Hoshana Rabba and a fun Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah.
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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