Sukkot is known as zeman simhateinu, “the time of our rejoicing”. There is a disagreement whether the Sukkah represents God’s clouds of glory that protected us in the desert or whether it represents a hut that we built for ourselves. What’s the great joy in remembering a hut that our ancestors built? God miraculously saved us from slavery and led us into the desert where the manna descended – everything was taken care of for us. In theory this sounds great but in practice humans need to keep busy. The Sukkah hut is the one thing we actually built, it may be our only accomplishment of the years we spent in the desert – this then is the great joy of Sukkot.