The Feast of Tabernacles ✡ “You Shall Rejoice In Your Festival” – Israel365

You shall rejoice in your festival, with your son and daughter, your male and female slave, the Levite,
the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow in your communities.

וְשָׂמַחְתָּ בְּחַגֶּךָ אַתָּה וּבִנְךָ וּבִתֶּךָ וְעַבְדְּךָ וַאֲמָתֶךָ וְהַלֵּוִי וְהַגֵּר וְהַיָּתוֹם וְהָאַלְמָנָה אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ

דברים טז:יד
ve-sa-MAKH-ta b’-kha-GE-kha atah u’-veen-KHA u’-veet-KHA v’-av-de-KHA ve’a-mat-KHA ve-HA-lay-vee ve-ha-GER ve-ha-ya-TOM ve-ha-al-ma-NAH a-SHER beesh-a-re-KHA

Today’s Israel Inspiration

In Deuteronomy 16:14, Hashem commands the Children of Israel to rejoice on Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. This year, Sukkot begins at sundown on October 4th.  In the days of the Temple, all the nations of the world ascended the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to offer the Sukkot sacrifices enumerated in the Torah. One of the highlights of the seven day Sukkot festival was the Celebration of Water-drawing, the ‘Simkhat Bet Ha-Shoeva’. On a normal day, sacrifices offered by the Priests were accompanied by wine libations poured over the alter. On Sukkot, water, along with wine was poured over the alter in a special ritualistic ceremony which evoked tremendous joy, song, and dance among worshipers. While the Temple no longer stands in Jerusalem, Jews in Israel and abroad continue to observe the joyous holiday of Sukkot with festive meals, new clothing and elated spirits. Unfortunately, there are far too many Israelis who do not have the means to cover their basic living expenses let alone the costs associated with observing Sukkot in dignity and with joy.

Vesamakhta B’khagecha’: Rejoice in Your Festival

Students from ‘Boys Town Jerusalem’ perform this great rendition of a song from the words of Deuteronomy 16:14. These students yield from disadvantaged homes, but focus their energies on academic achievement and spiritual growth.

Was Moses Forecasting What Herzl Would Do With Modern State of Israel?

At the 120th anniversary celebration of the First Zionist Congress on Wednesdayevening on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Netanyahu highlighted the prophetic aspects of the State of Israel, namely, that the events in the Torah are a forecast of what will occur in the modern Jewish State.

Countdown to Simchat Torah!!!

On October 11th, Jews in Israel will be celebrating the completion of the annual reading of the Torah during the holiday of Simchat Torah. Simchat Torah is celebrated on the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. In Hebrew, 22 is כב. In honor of this joyous occasion on the Jewish calendar, we are offering our readers 22% off each individaul volume of The Israel Bible from now until Simchat Torah.

Save 22% off ANY individual volume of The Israel Bible- Shop now! Coupon Code: COUNTDOWN22 »

Plant a tree in Israel in honor of the Feast of Tabernacles


Today’s Israel Photo

A beautiful Sukkah stands proudly during Sukkot- The Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem.

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