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  Sukkot - Tabernacles - Judaica Guide
Sukkot is the third of the three "Pilgrim Festivals" in the Jewish tradition (the other two are Passover and Shavuot).
While Passover is celebrated in memory of the exodus from Egypt, and Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mt. Sinai, Sukkot is a celebration in memory of the huts in which Moses and the Israelites lived in the desert for 40 years.
Sukkot is also called "Chag Ha'Asif" ("The Holiday of the Harvest"), because it takes place at the time of year in which the crops were collected from the fields, and in ancient times some of them were brought to the temple.
www.judaica-guide.com /sukkot   (566 words)

 Sukkot by aJudaica
Sukkot is the festival of booths (huts) or the Harvest festival; it is a time for thanksgiving.
During Sukkot Jewish people eat outside in a special hut or booth called a sukkah.
In addition to the sukkah, the etrog (citron, lemon) and lulav (a palm branch with willow and myrtle attached) are key symbols of Sukkot and as such are used in a series of rituals.
www.ajudaica.com /Jewish_holidays/Sukkot   (289 words)

The word "Sukkot" means "booths," and refers to the temporary dwellings that we are commanded to live in during this holiday.
Sukkot is also a harvest festival, and is sometimes referred to as Chag Ha-Asif, the Festival of Ingathering.
The festival of Sukkot is instituted in Leviticus 23:33 et seq.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/holiday5.html   (886 words)

 Judaism 101: Sukkot
Sukkot is the last of the Shalosh R'galim (three pilgrimage festivals).
The word "Sukkot" means "booths," and refers to the temporary dwellings that we are commanded to live in during this holiday in memory of the period of wandering.
This translation is particularly misleading, because the word "tabernacle" in the Bible refers to the portable Sanctuary in the desert, a precursor to the Temple, called in Hebrew "mishkan." The Hebrew word "sukkah" (plural: "sukkot") refers to the temporary booths that people lived in, not to the Tabernacle.
www.jewfaq.org /holiday5.htm   (1641 words)

 Sukkot Summary
Sukkot (סוכות or סֻכּוֹת sukkōt, booths) or Succoth or Sukkos is a Biblical pilgrimage festival which occurs in autumn on the 15th day of the month of Tishri (mid- to late-October).
According to the Talmud, Sukkot is the time of year in which God judges the world for rainfall; therefore this ceremony, like the taking of the Four Species, invokes God's blessing for rain in its proper time.
And Sukkot was the first sacred occasion observed after the resumption of sacrifices in Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 3:2-4).
www.bookrags.com /Sukkot   (4386 words)

 Sukkot: Festival of Booths.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Historically, Sukkot commemorates the wanderings of the Israelites, which began with the exodus from Egypt (Passover) and continues with the giving of the Torah at Sinai (Shavuot) and ends with the wandering in the desert for the full 40 years as punishment for the sin of the golden calf.
Sukkot also marks the end of a long harvest, the time of year when farmers finish their work.
Sukkot is also said to be the festival of the future, when in the messianic period, all nations will come to Jerusalem and celebrate.
www.everythingjewish.com /sukkot/sukkot_origins.htm   (900 words)

 Sukkot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sukkot (סוכות or סֻכּוֹת sukkōt, also transliterated as Succoth or Sukkos, (Hebrew: "booths")) and also known as the Feast of Booths, the Feast of Tabernacles, Tabernacles, or the Feast of Ingathering, is a Biblical pilgrimage festival that occurs in autumn on the 15th day of the month of Tishri (early- to late-October).
The word Sukkot is the plural of the Hebrew word sukkah, meaning booth or hut.
The lulav and etrog are shaken during the recital of Hallel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sukkot   (2960 words)

Sukkot is the third of the Pilgrimage Festivals, the Shalosh Regalim, during which Jews traveled to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices and agricultural gifts to God.
The sukkot we build today are symbolic of the temporary structures in which the Jewish people lived during the 40 years they wandered the desert before entering the land of Israel.
The second major ritual of Sukkot is that of the Four Species or Arba Minim, known simply as the lulav and etrog after its two most important elements.
www.92y.org /content/sukkot.asp   (948 words)

 URJ - Sukkot
Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning "booths" or "huts", refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest, as well as the commemoration of the forty years of Jewish wandering in the desert after Sinai.
Sukkot is celebrated five days after Yom Kippur on the 15th of Tishrei, and is marked by several distinct traditions.
Sukkot tradition encourages families to ‘invite’ symbolic guests to be part of their Sukkot celebration.
urj.org /holidays/sukkot   (279 words)

Sukkot is one of three festivals each year during which the Israelites made a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.
Sukkot is celebrated for 7 days from the 15 - 21 of the month of Tishri, followed by Shemini Atzeret, (the eighth day of assembly) which is a separate holiday.
One of the major symbols and ritual objects of Sukkot are the four species of tree branch, or Lulav and Etrog, that we wave during the holiday.
www.hillel.org /jewish/holidays/sukkot/default.htm   (437 words)

 JewishGates.Com - The Definitive Source for Talmudic Learning   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The major water ceremony during Sukkot when the Temple still stood was the Water Libation and Water-Drawing Ceremony, a time of great rejoicing.
During Sukkot it is traditional to build a booth, a sukkah, and both eat and sleep in it.
In Europe people would decorate their sukkot (plural for sukkah) with tapestries, rugs, lights, and paintings, and they would live in the sukkah during the entire festival.
www.jewishgates.com /file.asp?File_ID=534   (1246 words)

 Sukkot Cards, Sukkot Ecards, Sukkot Paper Greeting Cards
This ceremony commemorates the ''Aravah (Sukkot)'' ceremony in the days of the Temple in Jerusalem, in which willow branches were piled beside the altar, with their tops branching over it, while worshipers paraded around the altar reciting the same verse.
In addition, a bundle of five ''Aravah (Sukkot)'' branches is taken and beaten against the ground, accompanied by a series of liturgical verses ending with, "''Kol mevasser, mevasser ve-omer''" (A voice brings news, brings news and says)—expressing hope for the speedy coming of the Messiah.
Coming as it did at the completion of the harvest, Sukkot was regarded as a general thanksgiving for the bounty of nature in the year that had passed.
www.bigdates.com /holidays/sukkot.asp   (2667 words)

 USCJ: Sukkot 5765
Sukkot is also a time for thanksgiving to God, the Source of the earth's bounty.
The Sukkot holiday is rich in symbolism that connects us to our history while providing joy, meaning and beauty to our lives today.
The Torah commands us to gather four species during Sukkot: We are asked to take the etrog (a citron), the lulav (branches of palm trees), hadas (myrtle) and aravah (willow) and rejoice with them for seven days.
www.uscj.org /Sukkot_57655656.html   (703 words)

 Complete Passover Guide by MavenSearch
It is described as the "Feast of Tabernacles." Sukkot is a pilgrimage festival, which means it is one of three festivals which, before the year 70 CE, was celebrated by a mass pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.
During Sukkot, Jews remember the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters.
Sukkot is also a harvest festival, a time to celebrate the gathering of the crops.
www.maven.co.il /content/Sukkot.asp   (702 words)

Sukkot was the first Festival of the Lord that Carolyn and I had the opportunity to experience back in the 1980s.
Sukkot (pronounced “sue-coat”) is a Hebrew word that means “booths” and refers to the temporary dwelling the Jews lived in on their forty year journey from Egypt to the promised land.
It was also during Sukkot, in reference to the water libation ceremony, when Yeshua stood and said..."out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." (John 7:38)
curtisloftin.tripod.com /sukkot.htm   (1594 words)

 PC(USA) - Ideas! For Church Leaders - Sukkot and World Communion Sunday   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sukkot is given significant attention in John’s Gospel (see chapter 7), as it is then that Jesus secretly goes into Galilee after his brothers challenge him to reveal himself.
These “four species,”; signifying the bounty of the harvest, include the branch of a palm tree (lulav in Hebrew); the citron (or esrog), a citrus fruit native to Israel that is similar to a lemon; three myrtle branches (hadassim); and two willow tree branches (avara).
Sukkot is a reminder that we are all ingathered under the same stars, that the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, and that we must all be held together in thanksgiving.
www.pcusa.org /ideas/2004fall/sukkot.htm   (738 words)

 Haftorah This Week: Haftarat Sukkot
Sukkot is a holiday which contains within it a basic tension between particularism and universalism.
The conclusion of the harvest season celebrated through Sukkot was understood as a reflection of the messianic period, the conclusion of history, in which all nations would join together to offer thanksgiving to God for the material prosperity He bestowed upon them.
Thus the tension that is inherent in the festival of Sukkot is incorporated into the prophetic reading for the holiday.
www.clal.org /h2.html   (439 words)

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