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Sukkot 2014

Everything you need to know about Sukkot 2014.

When is Sukkot?

Sukkot begins at sunset on Wednesday, October 8th and lasts through the evening of October 15.

The conclusion of Sukkot marks the beggining of the seperate holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah
 

What is Sukkot?

Sukkot is known as the "Festival of Tabernacles" and the "Feast of Booths." It is one of Judaism’s three central harvest festivals, along with Passover and Shavuot.
 

What are some Sukkot customs and practices?

It is traditional to build a Sukkah, a temporary hut to dwell in during the holiday. 
 
It is the custom to buy a lulav and etrog and shake them daily throughout the festival.
 
In the times of the Temple, Sukkot was also the time of a water drawing ceremony, a wonderfully joyous and upbeat celebration.

 

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Sukkot In the Community

How to celebrate this festive holiday.

History of Sukkot

Following on the heels of the High Holidays, the holiday of Sukkot represents a shift from somber reflection to joyous celebration, and from introspection to an outward display of thanks for the earth’s bounty.

Sukkot Vocabulary

Key words and phrases for Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.