Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Sukkot, the Jewish
Feast of Tabernacles
Sept 21 : 1 day till Sukkot*
Did you know that during Sukkot, many devout Jews not only eat all of their meals in their sukkah (singular of sukkot), but sleep there as well?
Did you know that Sukkot is a nine-day holiday everywhere outside of Israel, but in the Jewish homeland, the holiday is only celebrated for eight days?
Sukkot is a jubilant celebration, known as Chag Ha’Sukkot or Feast of the Booths, which falls just 5 days after the solemn Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. On Sukkot, Jewish families build their sukkah, or hut, in which they eat and sleep for the duration of the holiday. Recalling the impermanent structures that the Israelites lived in as they wandered the desert for 40 years before reaching the Promised Land.
Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Sukkot!