Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long fall festival commemorating the 40-year journey of the Israelites in the wilderness. It is one of the three great pilgrimage feasts recorded in the Bible when all Jewish males were required to appear before the Lord in the Temple in Jerusalem. The word Sukkot means “booths.” Throughout the holiday, Jews continue to observe this time by building and dwelling in temporary shelters, just like the Hebrew people did while wandering in the desert.
This joyous celebration is a reminder of God’s protection, provision, and faithfulness. Sukkot begins five days after Yom Kippur, from the 15-21 day of the Hebrew month of Tishri (September or October). The observance of the Feast of Tabernacles is recorded in Exodus 23:16, 34:22; Leviticus 23:34-43; Numbers 29:12-40; Deuteronomy 16:13-15; Ezra 3:4; and Nehemiah 8:13-18.
Check where in the Bible this holiday is found and also from 12tribefilms this wonderful short video.
Click here to watch: Sukkot in Israel – A Celebration For Every Nation!
The holiday of Sukkot is not just a holiday for Jews in Israel (or around the world), but it is a holiday when tens of thousands of non-Jews come and celebrate in Israel too, just as the prophets spoke about!
Israel and Jerusalem are the center of the world. Come witness the beauty of the Sukkot holiday here yourselves! In the meantime, you can enjoy the video 🙂