Sukkot 2013

Everything you need to know to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

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Sukkot begins at sunset on September 18th, 2013 and lasts through the evening of September 25th 2013. Some Reform communities will end Sukkot on the 24th. The conclusion of Sukkot marks the beggining 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 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 traditional to buy a lulav and etrog, and to shake them daily.

In the times of the Temple Sukkot was not only a harvest festival but was also the time of a water drawing ceremony.