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October 5, 2017 - October 11, 2017
Just thought you might like to know… Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, or sukkos) is the Feast of Booths. It is a celebration of the harvest and a commemoration of the temporary shelters that our ancestors lived in while they wandered in the desert for 40 years. Many Jews have the tradition of building a sukkah, a temporary hut with a roof made of natural or plant-based materials. Some have the custom of eating and even sleeping in the sukkah during the holiday. This year, Sukkot begins at sundown on Wednesday, October 4 and ends at sunset on Wednesday, October 11.
The first two days of Sukkot are yom tov, which means that it has similar obligations and restrictions to Shabbat. Some Jews choose to refrain from normal “work” on these days.