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Sukkot

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Booths, begins on the 15th day of the seventh month in the biblical calendar—or October 16 this year. Sukkot is similar to Thanksgiving. It is an occasion on which gratitude is expressed for blessings like good food and a safe shelter.

Sukkot
Sukkot

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Oct 16, 2024, 12:00 AM

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Sukkot, a seven-day holiday, originates from the Book of Leviticus, in which God instructs Moses “You shall live in booths seven days.” Today, adherents celebrate by building temporary dwellings —or sukkahs— from wood, canvas, or aluminum, and praying inside of them. The holy week also commemorates the flimsy dwellings that Israelites were forced to live in during their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, following their exodus from Egypt. Sukkot is an occasion on which gratitude is expressed for blessings like good food and safe shelter. The holiday also celebrates the yearly harvest. Click HERE to view the resources developed by National Today.

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