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October 2 - October 9
“Ye shall dwell in tents seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in tents: that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in tents, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.” -Leviticus 23:42-43
Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות) is the Feast of Tabernacles, the Biblical holy day celebrated on the 15th day of Tishrei. In a way, it is God’s harvest festival. Sukkot usually falls sometime in late September to late October. During this time, the Israelites would journey to the Jerusalem Temple. Today we are blessed to celebrate this holy week with our families in our home temples.
A fun way to celebrate with family and friends is to build a three walled structure called a sukkah that can withstand the winds and rain. As we do this, we should remember that our Messiah, Jesus Christ, is Israel’s sukkah (tabernacle). It is a blessed opportunity to remember our roots as Israel, Chrsit in our holy days, and fellowship together in the Lord.
“Jesus answered and said unto them: Destroy this temple (tabernacle), and in three days I will raise it up.” -John 2:19