Less than a week ago Jews around the world commemorated the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar: Yom Kippur. It is a day of fasting following 10 days of introspection in which observant Jews believe their names being written in the Book of Life are on the line. (See Israel Shuts Down for Yom Kippur)
Now, having passed through that most solemn time, it is time for rejoicing! Sukkot, or as the Bible calls it, the Feast of Tabernacles, commences tomorrow and is a week-long celebration. Jews will put up and live in temporary booths (such as the one pictured above) to commemorate the time of Jewish wandering in the wilderness in pursuit of the Promised Land! There will be much joy, lots of fellowship with family and friends, and parties in and around the Old City and elsewhere.
To understand the meaning of the elements of the Feast of Tabernacles, check out One for Israel’s article, Tabernacling with God at the Feast of Sukkot.
As Christians, we see Jesus Christ in each Jewish feast. This one is no different! Take time to discover the meaning of this most joyous Jewish feast!