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The Feast of Tabernacles is one of several feasts in the Jewish calendar, and lasts for seven days. The people eat in booths in remembrance of the fragile dwellings of their ancestors in the Wilderness following the* Exodus from Egypt* and their entry over the River Jordan into the Promised Land. This feast is held during the autumn. "ukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three bibliclaly mandated festivals Shalosh regalim on which Jews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.
The following quotation from Wikipedia provides further clarification:-
“The holiday lasts seven days (eight in the diaspora). The first day is a sabbath-like yom tov when work is forbidden, followed by the intermediate Chol Hamoed and Shemini Atzeret. The Hebrew word sukkōt is the plural of sukkah, “booth or tabernacle”, which is a walled structure covered with schach (plant material such as tree branches or bamboo shoots). The sukkah is intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt. Throughout the holiday meals are eaten inside the sukkah and many sleep there as well. On each day of the holiday, members of the household recite a blessing over the lulav and etrog (Four species).
According to Zechariah, in the messianic era Sukkot will become a universal festival and all nations will make pilgrimages annually to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast there."
I have superimposed a scriptural text, Deuteronomy 31:9-13, in which Moses commanded the Children of Israel to keep this feast, over a picture of backlit autumn leaves. The picture without the fame and text can be found elsewhere in my portfolio (Trees Collection). Location: the view from our bedroom window in the North-East of England in October