The following was written by Rabbi Jeffrey Falick:
Some traditional Jewish prayers for peace involve the image of a “Sukkah of Peace.” How can the Sukkah be an appropriate symbol of peace? After all, a Sukkah is the flimsiest of dwellings. It can barely stand up to a strong wind. Do we not desire a peace that is sturdy and everlasting?
In our day, it is difficult to imagine such a time of enduring tranquility. Unrealistic goals are usually unmet and given the state of human affairs, it is highly unlikely that people can ever completely refrain from conflict. Perhaps the best we humans can do is to construct a peace that stands despite its weaknesses and structural instability. Though like the Sukkah it will be vulnerable to the blowing of the winds, it will invite therein all who wish to dwell in peace.