Sukkot - A Season of Rejoicing
In contrast to the gravity of the High Holy Days that directly precede it, Sukkot brings an atmosphere of joy, reflecting the biblical command to “Be joyful at your feast” (Deuteronomy 16:14). Sukkot is known as “the time of our happiness.”
As described in the book of Leviticus, this holiday is a time for the Jews to exult in God’s bounty, whether it’s His munificence in taking them out of bondage in Egypt or providing them with a plentiful harvest (the festival coincides with the end of the harvest season). Ultimately, though, Sukkot is known as trusting God and relying completely on our relationship with Him.
Below you will discover a wealth of resources to help you understand the importance and significance of this joyous time of year, not only to Judaism, but also to the Christian faith as well.
Sukkot - The Festival of Booths
Learn the important message of Sukkot as Yael Eckstein tells us about the joyous festival of Sukkot, and how spending time and making memories in the family sukkah help bring God's glory to our world.
What is Sukkot?
Jews celebrate Sukkot, also called the Feast of Tabernacles or Festival of Booths, in the fall, four days after Yom Kippur. It is a joyous celebration of the harvest and a time to remember Israel’s wandering in the Sinai desert before entering the Promised Land.