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). Sukkot is known as “the time of our happiness.”
As described in the book of Leviticus, this holiday 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 known as trusting God and relying completely on our relationship with Him.
Below you will discover a wealth of resources 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.