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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Yom Chamishi, 1 Tishri 5778

Sukkot (Festival of Booths): On Sukkot we remember the forty years of wandering in the wilderness following our Exodus from Egypt; Sukkot is also the ancient fall harvest festival. A sukkah (booth) is built on our synagogue grounds so that members may fulfill the mitzvah (commandment) of “leisheiv ba-sukkah – dwelling or sitting in the sukkah.”

Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning booths or huts

in 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…