The Ultimate Sukkah
We interrupt our series on Eliyahuonce again to consider the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. This is the third and last of the traditional Fall Holy Days. In 2018, the festival of Sukkot– the Feast of Tabernacles, begins at sundown on Sunday, September 23rd.
Sukkot is the third of the great annual pilgrimage festivals (Vayikra 23:33-43). Each year, all adult Jewish males were required to go up to Jerusalem to celebrate the feasts of Matzah, Shavuot, and Sukkot. The festival is also called the “feast of ingathering”(Sh’mot 23:16; D’varim 16:13). It is celebrated immediately after the harvest, in the month Tishri, and the celebration lasts for eight days (Vayikra 23:33-43). During this period the people leave their homes and live in a sukkah, a temporary dwelling, formed of the branches of trees as a memorial of the wilderness wanderings when…
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