Archive for October 13th, 2011
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.
Join us for 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
*Sukkot began last night at sundown
photo credit: via flickr