Sukkot

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Summary

This portion covers all the “sacred occasions” that are mentioned in the Torah.  It is only at the very end that Sukkot –and its symbols of the sukkah and four species – is mentioned.  In the Reform tradition only the part that specifically focuses on Sukkot (Leviticus 23:33-44) is read on the holiday.

Sukkot Day 1

Leviticus 22:26 - 23:44

Leviticus 22:26-23:44: Divinely Ordained Festivals

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