Photo Friday: Branches from Luxuriant Trees

The Fellowship  |  September 28, 2018

Photo Friday: Branches from Luxuriant Trees

“On the first day you are to take branches from luxuriant trees—from palms, willows and other leafy trees—and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.” (Leviticus 23:40)

The Jewish people are currently celebrating the festival of Sukkot, known in the Bible as the Feast of Tabernacles. Besides dwelling in temporary shelters called sukkahs — to remind them of the years the Israelites spent in the desert — Jews also follow the biblical command to rejoice with the Four Species: palm fronds, myrtle boughs, willow branches, and the fruit of the citron. May our Jewish friends have a joyous rest of Sukkot. Shabbat shalom!

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