Sukkot: Celebrating History and Harvest

A song of Sukkot! As Yom Kippur is the most holy day in the Jewish calendar—certainly Sukkot is the most joyous!

This year from sunset of October 16 through October 23, Jewish families celebrating their history instituted centuries before in Leviticus 23:42: “You will dwell in booths for seven days...that your generations may know that I made the people of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.”

The word, Sukkot, simply means “booths”, tent-like structures that the Israelites lived in during their 40-year desert wandering.
Some Jewish families build Sukkah’s with their children, “dwelling” in them as the Hebrew text commanded their Israelite ancestors.

Engaging with the Bible—in its significant celebrations over the centuries!

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