October 9–16, 2022
To all those who are participating in this joyful feast time, Happy Sukkot!
All around the world Jewish people are celebrating the Feast of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) this week. They have built small “booths” or “tabernacles” in their yards. This is a time to remember God’s care during their 40-year wilderness journey to the Promised Land.
‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest. And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. You shall keep it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.’ ”– Leviticus 23:39-43
To those who don’t know what Sukkot is, I invite you to join me in learning a little about it today. I am not at all knowledgeable about the beautiful celebration of Sukkot. However, I can provide some resources to help you find out more about this joyous time.
Click on the links below to explore:
- What is the Festival of Tabernacles – Sukkot?
- My Jewish Learning – Sukkot
- Jewish Holidays Calendar
- Sukkot: How We Can Live in Unity Despite Our Differences