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Burning Man: Nevada Desert Festival Sheds Light on Sukkot


Jewish Journal’s Rob Eshman captures the excitement of Sukkot as he reflects on Burning Man:

I have perfectly normal, respectable friends — doctors, producers, financiers — who every year slip into something more comfortable and head down to Burning Man. About 25,000 gather for one week each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create “an experimental community.” “You have to come,” they say each year, and each year I look at their photos from a week spent in the Nevada desert in the baking sun with thousands of strangers into everything from Druid solstice worship to group hug camps and tell them, “Um, no thanks.” Part of me can think of nothing I’d rather do than take a break from my professional and familial duties and watch aging and wannabe hippies do naked yoga in the Nevada sun — one must always expand one’s horizons. Read on…

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