Today, thousands of people from all over the world showed their support of Israel by marching through the streets of Jerusalem. These people were participants in the annual Jerusalem March that takes place during Sukkot – and this year many Israelis were thrilled to see so much support and love of the Jewish state!
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Yesterday was the first day of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, for which Jews around the world built temporary structures to eat and entertain in over the coming week. These structures, called sukkot, bring to mind the dwellings the Israelites lived in during their 40 years of wandering in the desert before entering the Promised Land. The writers at Israel21c compiled a list of nine of the most beautiful sukkot built in Israel this year.
Jewish people around the globe are preparing to celebrate Sukkot this coming Monday. During this holiday, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, Jews follow the biblical command to “live in temporary shelters for seven days.” These structures, known as a sukkot, are simple huts that bring to mind the temporary dwellings the Israelites inhabited as they wandered in the dessert for 40 years.
This coming Monday is the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. Starting this day, Jews inhabit sukkah, or temporary shelters that remind them of the huts the Israelites lived in during their 40 yeras of wandering in the desert. They spend time in these sukkah for a whole week, receiving the tangible reminder that all we have comes from God. Learn more about Sukkot with our Limmud study.
It hasn’t just been world leaders and dignitaries who have gathered from around the globe to honor the life and legacy of Shimon Peres, Israel’s former president and prime minister. Yesterday, while lying in state at the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), more than 40,000 people filed past his coffin to pay their last respects.