Jacob journeyed on to Succoth and he built himself a house…Jacob came in peace to the town of Shehem…and he set up an altar there…Succoth and Shechem were the first places that Jacob travelled to after wrestling the angel. Why did he wait until he arrived at the second place, Shechem, to build an altar? When he limped into Succoth he was still nursing his injury but by the time he got to Shehem he had recovered, explains the Mescheh Hokhma, and physical and spiritual health are intertwined. Furthermore, the time to give thanks to God – to build an altar – is when we are healthy and in good form, to strengthen our connection to God when it is easy to forget Him.