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Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles

 Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles



Begins sunset 21/09/2013, ends with the  sunset 28/09/2013

"Speak to the children of Yisra'el, saying 'On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Booths for seven days to YHWH"
(Leviticus - Wayyiqra 23:34 The Scriptures).

"Perform the Festival of Booths for seven days after the ingathering from your threshing floor and from your winepress
(Deuteronomy - Debarim 16:13 The Scriptures).

Sukkot, usually translated as "Tabernacles," or the festival of "Booths," occurs for seven days, from Tishrei 15 to 21. There is therefore a quick transition from the high holidays, with their somber mood of repentance and judgment, to a holiday of rejoicing and celebration, for which the people are commanded to build a hut [sukkah; plural, sukkot) and make it their home. The Torah identifies the sukkah (booth) with the temporary dwellings in which the Israelites lived in the wilderness after they left Egypt on their way to the Promised Land (Leviticus - Wayyigra 23:42).
 

Some teachings..... 

Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles - Sheepfold Gleanings

Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret - Yaacov Natan Lawrence

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