Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sukkot began Weds Oct 8 at Sundown

What is Sukkot? you ask.

This important occasion is one of the 3 "pilgrimage" festivals which is commanded to be observed in the Old Testament Book of Leviticus (Chapter 23).

Starting at sundown yesterday, Weds Oct 8 and extending through sundown on Weds Oct 15, 2014, Jews all around the world are celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles.

Several names besides Feast of Tabernacles are given to this holiday including Feat of Booths, Sukkot, Feast of Nations, and Season of Our Joy.

During this Feast, the Jewish people are instructed to live in booths (little outdoor  structures that are made in a special way.)

The picture above of a typical booth (Sukkot) made from wood is by Effi B. and was posted on the Wikimedia Commons site.

To learn more about Sukkot and why it has implications for both Jews and non-Jews --