The Celebs 'Ushpizin'

The celebs choose their guests for the holiday

With whom did Rabbi Yigal Levinstein study in his Sukkah? Thanks to whom Dudu Fisher didn't play on Saturday? Which basketball player would flow with the music in the Sukkah? And who is the grandson of a righteous person?

(Photos: Baruch Greenberg, Liron Moldovan, Chotam organization)

We asked famous people in Israeli society to answer the question: If you had the opportunity to invite anyone to your Sukkah, who would you invite and why?

We received many interesting answers, and for a moment we got a glimpse into their personal lives and hidden desires. It was amazing to discover that the most prominent answer that was repeated over and over again was "Invite my grandfather and grandmother". In the end, everything comes back to family, tradition, the chain of generations, and the warmth that our childhood reminds us of.

So who participated in the project?

Atara Oryah reveals to us that she is a bookworm and she used to invite her favorite author Haim Shapira

Rabbi Yigal Levinstein invites to his Sukkah everyone who is looking for truth and wants to find it out is invited to the rabbi's Sukkah because according to him, this is the most important thing in life

Yair Revivo, Mayor of Lod, talks with moist eyes of longing for his grandfather, Rabbi Yitzhak Elkayam

Doron Jamchi appreciates the soldiers who took part in the Yom Kippur War, thanks to whom we are all here today

Sivan Rahav-Meir invites her two grandmothers, apologizes that the answer is not original, but calls us all to go hug our grandparents who live with us

Yovel Zoosman, a Hapoel Jerusalem basketball player, was happy to invite NBA champion Nikola Jokić and one of the best players in the world to his Sukkah, he believes that he would flow with the music and the atmosphere in the sukkah

Moshe Leon, the mayor of Jerusalem, also invites his grandfather, whom he is named after, who survived the Holocaust. When he arrived in Israel, the first place he went to was Jerusalem

The singer Dudu Fischer would invite the Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson) to his sukkah, who thanks to his blessing, received the role of playing the Les Misérables without violating Shabbat and Holiday and would ask for an additional blessing for a new play, together with his little son, which marks his 50 years on stage

Zeev Schwartz, CEO and founder of Torah Mi-Tzion, invites everyone who thinks differently from him, the anonymous person who is not published on the distinct left side of the map, and even gives his address, Tavor St 122 in Shoham that everyone will come and receive a warm and loving hug in these troubled times

MK Michal Waldiger established a Sukkah for the mentally challenged, invited them to the Sukkah, and called us to invite these heroes as well

Finally, Anael Shmueli invites her husband's (Akiva) grandmother, Anael misses her laugh and her wisdom and would be happy to hear her opinion on everything we are going through here in our small country.


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