The Intermediate Days of Sukkot

Called hol hamoed, the intermediate days are observed differently than the beginning and final ones.

Sukkot 2023

In 2023, Sukkot begins at sundown on Friday, Sept. 29 and ends at sundown on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases

Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Laws for Building a Sukkah

What Jewish texts say about sukkah specifications.

Next Torah Portion


In making this the reading for Shemini Atzeret, a connection is drawn between Sukkot and this “eighth day of assembly.” For congregations that celebrate Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah on the same day, this reading is omitted.

Shemini Atzeret

Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17

I Kings 8:54 – 8:66

Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17: Tithing, Sabbaticals and Pilgrimage

A connection between Sukkot and this “eighth day of assembly.”

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How to Greet Someone on Sukkot

Traditional ways to wish others a joyous holiday.

Seven Reasons For Sukkah Sitting

Diverse sources on why we eat and sleep in the sukkah

Sukkot Theology and Themes

Known in rabbinic literature as “the holiday,” Sukkot’s themes are of high importance.

How to Build a Sukkah

Instructions for the do-it-yourselfer.

Ecclesiastes and the Quest for Truth

Approaching this enigmatic work as a statement of philosophy — rather than an account of one man’s search — has confounded commentators across the centuries.

The Joy of Drawing Water

The ancient Sukkot ritual of the Simchat Beit Hashoevah is the joy of life itself.