This shabbat is chol ha-moed (the intermediate days of ) sukkot. Rav Kook, has a brief and beautiful commentary on the fragility of a sukkah and the fragility of peace. (He also links this comment to the daily evening hashkiveinu prayer.)
His comment begins,
The Sabbath evening prayers use an unusual metaphor for peace: “Spread over us the ‘sukka’ of Your peace”.
Why refer to a sukka – a makeshift booth – of peace? Would it not be better to have a secure fortress of peace?
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Moadim L’simchah (may your sukkot celebration be joyful!)!