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Sukkot, a week-long Jewish Holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur, celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection. Sukkot is the plural form of the Hebrew word, which means a temporary dwelling such as a tent, booth, or hut. English translations of the Bible typically refer to the holiday as the Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths. The represents the temporary dwellings in which the Israelites lived while wandering in the desert after the Lord brought them out of Egypt.
2. What are the modern traditions of Sukkot?
There are no traditional foods eaten on Sukkot except for kreplach (stuffed dumplings). Sukkot meal inspiration can come from the harvest origin of the holiday, and meals can include fresh fruits and vegetables, or other harvest-related ingredients. Of course, challah, chicken soup, and kugels are traditional Jewish foods that can be served on Sukkot (or any time of the year).
4. What are the four species of the Lulav?
According to Jewish mysticism, each attribute of these four species, which are all bound and waved together, have a special meaning.
Impress your Jewish colleagues and friends or simply stop a stranger in the street and rattle off a few of these (reasonably) easy to use phrases during Sukkot:
Chag Sameach = Happy Sukkot
Hallel = Praise+
Iulav = palm branch
Shemini Atzeret = the Eight Day of Gathering
Zman Simchateinu = the time of our rejoicing
Source: Chosen People Ministries
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