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Like usual, you feel as if you made the grave mistake of blinking and subsequently missing most of this year's Feast of Tabernacles. You shake your head and walk in, giving a nod to the elevator's solitary passenger—a tourist, from the looks of him.

"Going down?" he asks.

"Sure am." You press the ground floor button. "Here on vacation?" he asks you.

The doors shut and the elevator begins to move.

"Well...no," you explain. "I'm here for a religious observance—the Feast of Tabernacles."

The tourist's brow furrows for a second as he thinks. "Oh!" he exclaims. "Sukkoth, right? I have some Jewish friends back home. Are you Jewish too?"

"Nope. Christian."

The tourist is clearly confused now, and you wait for the inevitable question.

"Really? What denomination are you, then?"

His floor is coming up quickly, so there's no time for a long-winded explanation—just enough for a simple explanation. What do you say?

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