Sukkot, Israel’s Harvest Festival ✡ “When You Have Gathered In The Yield Of Your Land” – Israel365

Mark, on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the yield of your land, you shall observe the festival of Hashem to last seven days

אַךְ בַּחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר יוֹם לַחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי בְּאָסְפְּכֶם אֶת־תְּבוּאַת הָאָרֶץ תָּחֹגּוּ אֶת־חַג־יְהוָה שִׁבְעַת יָמִים

ויקרא כג:לט
AKH ba-kha-mi-SHAH a-SAR YOM la-KHO-desh ha-sh’-vee-EE b’-os-p’-KHEM et
t’-vu-at ha-A-retz ta-KHO-gu et khag a-do-NAI shiv-AT ya-MEEM

Today’s Israel Inspiration

The seventh feast given to Israel is called Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). After the Children of Israel entered the Holy Land, Sukkot became the festival associated with the fall harvest during which thanks was given to Hashem for sustaining the Children of Israel with
the bounty of the Land. In fact, the Torah refers to the Feast of Tabernacles both as Chag HaSukkot and Chag HaAsif, the festival of booths and the harvest festival. In emulating Hashem’s care and generosity toward His people, Sukkot is an important time to give charity in general, and especially to the Land and People of Israel. One of the most meaningful way to contribute to the Land and People of Israel is by planting trees in the areas of Israel in which they are most needed. Donating trees and vines to Israel is the perfect way to sanctify, safeguard and celebrate the Jews’ continuous presence in the Holy Land. In light of the modern day miracle of the Jews return to their land, show your commitment to Hashem’s People and Land.

Rabbi Tuly Weisz’s Top 5 Reasons to Plant Trees in Israel

Have you ever wondered why God placed such an emphasis on planting trees and vineyards?

WATCH: Sanhedrin Performs Temple Blowing of Shofars and Silver Trumpets For Jubilee

Accompanied by an anointed priest and blowing two types of shofars representatives of the nascent Sanhedrin gathered on the Mount of Olives on Thursday to count the third year of the Jubilee cycle in the most Biblically-accurate way possible.

What is the Priestly Blessing?

In the days of the Holy Temple, the Priests would ascend a platform  after the morning sacrificial offerings, and bless the gathered throngs of worshipers with the words of Numbers 6:24-26. With the destruction of the Temple, the blessing is administered in the course of the prayer services. During Sukkot, a nation-wide Priestly Blessing is conducted from the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Worshipers from around the country convene at the Western Wall for this unparalleled spiritual experience.

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“I will be as the dew unto Yisrael; he shall blossom as the lily and cast forth his roots as Levanon.  His branches shall spread and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree and his fragrance as Levanon.” Hosea 14:6-7

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Today’s Israel Photo

Rabbi Tuly Weisz visiting vineyards in Samaria in which the vines donated by Israel365 readers have been planted.

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STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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