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Erev Sukkot

Sunday, October 9, 2022 14 Tishrei 5783

5:00 PM - 7:00 PMNevei Kodesh

Sukkot, which means hut or booth, refers to the shelters that Jews sought protection in after they had left Egypt with Moses during the exodus. The Jewish people spent 40 years in the desert, and built temporary homes which helped protect them from potential enemies, wild animals and the desert climate. 

The sukkah, the hut structure should be make-shift or temporary, and allow its inhabitants to see the sky. The roof of the structure is mostly made out of branches and leaves. 

The origins of Sukkot stem from an ancient autumnal festival, which gave thanks to God for the harvest. There are four specific plants which are used, including citron fruit, a palm branch, a myrtle branch and a willow branch. The combination of plants, known as the four species, are an important part of Sukkot as it is mentioned in the Torah. 

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