Archive for September, 2007
Gold Star Mother’s Day, 2007
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 30, 2007, as Gold Star Mother’s Day. I call upon all Government officials to display the flag of the United States over Government buildings on this solemn day. I also encourage the American people to display the flag and hold appropriate ceremonies as a public expression of our Nation’s sympathy and respect for our Gold Star Mothers.
Join us forÂ our celebration of the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot: Sukkot on the Net
The Story of Sukkot
The Holiday and its Meaning
What is a Sukkah and Why is it Important?
Etrog, Lulav and the Four Species
How Do You Pronounce it? And What do you do with it?
Sukkot Craft Projects
Make a newspaper Lulav
Bulid your own PVC Pipe Sukkah
With the final blowing of the Shofar, The Jewish High Holy Days draw to a close and the focus of the Jewish community shifts from the solemnness of Yom Kippur to the jubilant celebration of the festival of Sukkot.
The festival of Sukkot, also known as Chag’ha Succot, the “Feast of Booths” (or Tabernacles), is named for the huts (sukkah) that Moses and the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before they reached the Promised Land. These huts were made of branches and were easy to assemble, take apart, and carry as the Israelites wandered through the desert.
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photo caption: A front yard sukkah on Ordway Street, NW in Washington, DC. The sukkah was built for the Jewish holiday, Sukkot, which celebrates the harvest. photo credit: billadler via flickr