Some people know her as Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory or as Blossom, but Mayim Bialik is also a neuroscientist, mom, and a self-proclaimed aspiring “super Jew!”
Here she is to break down what you need to know about the Jewish holiday, Sukkot.
Sukkot is an eight day fall harvest festival that comes just a few days after Yom Kippur. As Mayim will tell you, it’s a bit of a strange holiday (“stranger than not watching TV on Shabbat” and not eating “pulled pork and crab”). Jews typically erect temporary huts outside and invite friends to come eat meals inside of it. Also, Mayim will explain how Jews go to synagogue and wave around a collection of leaves and grasses (known as a lulav) in all directions. Oh, there’s also a weird little lemon called an etrog. Enjoy!