Today the festival of Sukkot begins. Sukkot last for seven days as is
known as the festival of rejoicing. It takes place on the fifth day of Yom Kippur and is quite a drastic transition from one of the most solemn holidays in the Jewish year to one of the most joyous. Sukkot has a dual significance: historical and agricultural. The holiday commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Sukkot is also a harvest festival, and is sometimes referred to asĀ Chag Ha-Asif, the Festival of Ingathering.

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