Sukkot — A Season of Rejoicing
In contrast to the gravity of the High Holy Days that directly precede it, Sukkot brings an atmosphere of joy, reflecting the biblical command to “Be joyful at your feast" (Deuteronomy 16:14). In fact, Sukkot is known as “the time of our happiness.”
As described in the book of Leviticus, Sukkot is a time for the Jews to exult in God’s bounty, whether it's His munificence in taking them out of bondage in Egypt or providing them with a plentiful harvest (the festival coincides with the end of the harvest season). Ultimately, though, Sukkot is about trusting God and relying completely on our relationship with Him.
Below you will discover a wealth of resources from Bible studies to devotions to recipes to help you understand the importance and significance of this joyous time of year, not only to Judaism, but also to the Christian faith as well.
Learn how the joyous festival, Sukkot, is celebrated today and during biblical times by listening to a podcast from Yael Eckstein and reading a selection from her book, Holy Land Reflections.
Expand your understanding of Sukkot and its significance to the Christian faith through Rabbi Eckstein's Limmud Bible Study on the topic of thanksgiving. Check out Rabbi Eckstein's teachings from his popular Holy Land Moments daily devotionals or his inspirational book Holy Days of Israel.