Sukkot: September 29-October 6, 2023
The seven days of Sukkot—celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing—are followed by Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah (October 6-8).
Sukkot—when we expose ourselves to the elements in greenery-covered huts—commemorates G‑d sheltering our ancestors as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Four Kinds express our unity and our belief in G‑d’s omnipresence. Coming after the solemn High Holidays, Sukkot is a time of joy and happiness
The first two days (or one day in Israel) are yom tov, when work is forbidden, candles are lit in the evening, and festive meals are preceded with Kiddush and contain challah dipped in honey. The remainder of the days are quasi holidays, known as chol hamoed. We dwell in the sukkah and take the Four Kinds every day (except for Shabbat, when we do not take the Four Kinds)….
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Torah parsha Emor (אֱמֹר) is from Leviticus 21:1–24:23 and Hebrew for “speak,” and is the 31st weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parsha) in the annual cycle of Torah readings and instructs us in the purity rules for priests (כֹּהֲנִים, Kohanim), as well as recounts the holy days, provides for lights and bread in the sanctuary, and tells the story of a blasphemer and his punishment.