Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and the Joy of Water
Hosted By: My Jewish Learning
Join My Jewish Learning’s special class with Sarah Chandler! In ancient times, Sukkot opened with a water-drawing ritual which symbolized faith that the coming year’s rains would fall just in time. On Shemini Atzeret, we mark the beginning of the daily prayer for rain with a special prayer. How can these rituals inform contemporary Jews’ relationship to rain?
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