Sunday, October 12, 2008


On this day, October 13th...

In Jerusalem, five days after the celebration of Yom Kippur, they celebrate a feast called "Sukkoth" it is called the "Feast of Tabernacle". It is also called "Feast of Booths". This is observed by the Jews. It begins in the sunset of October 13th up to sunset of October 21st.

The word "sukkot" in Hebrew means plural of "sukkah" which means "booth" or "hut". During this holiday, they build a temporary hut or booth in which they will eat their meals. They are not supposed to do anything other than to eat and to relax or sleep for the entire holiday.

Four species of plants are celebrated with Sukkoth, etrog (citron), lulav (date palm), myrtle and willow. On the last day of Sukkoth, the yearly cycle of reading the Torah starts in festive surroundings.

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