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Sukkot: (lit. “booths”); festival of seven days (eight in the Diaspora) beginning on 15 Tishrei, taking its name from the temporary dwelling (sukkah) in which one lives during this period; this festival is marked for its special joy (“zeman simchateinu”—“time of our rejoicing”) and by the mitzvah of the four species
A couple can get married on the three days in between Yom Kippur and Sukkot. Holding a wedding on the day immediately before Sukkot is technically permitted, however Rabbi Abraham Gombiner (17th century Poland) writes that since the meal can easily encroa...
Hello! Here is important information for Sukkot 2024. Let’s begin with the dates: Sukkot 2024 begins at sunset on October 16, 2024 and ends at nightfall on October 23, 2024. The first two days of Sukkot (from sundown of the first date listed, until nightf...
Passover is the "Season of Our Liberation," Shavuot is the "Season of the Giving of Our Torah" and Sukkot is described simply as the "Season of Our Rejoicing!"
The sukkah serves to remind us of our humble beginnings as a fledgling nation, when we did not have any permanent dwellings and had to live in simple huts.
How a Gentile Celebrates Succot The Haftarah for the first day of Succot is the prophecy of Zecharyah concerning the war of Gog and Magog, which will climax with the final redemption and acknowledgment by the nations that Hashem alone is the King and that...
Question: In our synagogue, we read the book of Kohelet on Sukkot. I believe it’s called “Ecclesiastes” in English. What is the reason for this custom? Response: A major theme of Kohelet is the futility of mundane pursuits and pleasures, and the search fo...
It appears that that at least since the 13th century the common practice is to sleep indoors...
Is the Yom Tov Sheini an anachronism?
Question: I understand that in ancient times the rabbis decreed that Jews in the Diaspora should celebrate holidays for two days, because of some confusion about the correct day to celebrate. Nowadays, however, we have a fixed calendar, so why do we still...
Sukkot reminds us that we are continually in G-d’s warm embrace, enveloped by His infinite love.
The holiday is celebrated with materials typically left on a threshing floor or winepress, such as straw, stalks, and reeds.
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