We wish you a happy Sukkot holiday, which runs this year from the evening of October 2nd to October 9th.
“Sukkot” is Hebrew for “booths” or “huts,” referring to the commandment to live in a small, temporary hut for the duration of the festival. The structures are a reminder that the Jews lived in these during the 40 years of travel through the wilderness after the exodus from Egypt.
This Feast of Booths or Tabernacles is one of the three biblically based pilgrimage holidays known as the shalosh regalim. It is an agricultural festival that originally was considered a thanksgiving for the fruit harvest.
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From left to right:
Leah Raab, Borders and Boundaries, Acrylic, 18 x 24”, 2018. Roads leading to Jerusalem as people walk towards the city for Aliya L’Regel during Sukkot.
Linda Lieff Altabef, Kiseh Eliyahu, (Chair of Eliyahu), Wooden chair with red cord and etrog, 80cm x 40cm x 40cm, 2020. The chair is dressed in a red woven garment which holds a fragrant etrog to symbolize the presence of the Shechinah in welcoming the birth of a healthy and joyous New Year.
Berit Engen, sUkes, Linen yarn, 8″ x 8″, 2013. Fine Arts Tapestries beritengen.com
More info on the Sukkot holiday here.