- a booth or hut roofed with branches, built against or near a house or synagogue and used during the Jewish festival of Sukkoth as a temporary dining or living area.
Origin of sukkah
- a Jewish festival beginning on the 15th day of the month of Tishri and celebrated for nine days by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside of Israel and for eight days by Reform Jews and by Jews in Israel that celebrates the harvest and commemorates the period during which the Jews wandered in the wilderness after the Exodus, marked by the building of sukkoth.
Origin of Sukkoth
Examples from the Web for sukkot
Contemporary Examples of sukkot
During the holiday of Sukkot, 10 Jews were arrested for attempting to pray.Why Jews Should Be Allowed to Pray On the Temple Mount
June 25, 2013
It is legitimate for a democracy like Israel to celebrate Passover and Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot and Hanukkah as national holidays.How Can Israel Be Both Jewish And Democratic?
April 3, 2013
I connected with OLA, along with several co-conspirators, a few weeks after the encampment began on the Sukkot holiday.A Year On: Occupy L.A. And God
September 28, 2012
- an eight-day Jewish harvest festival beginning on Tishri 15, which commemorates the period when the Israelites lived in the wildernessAlso called: Feast of Tabernacles
Word Origin for Sukkoth
- a temporary structure with a roof of branches in which orthodox Jews eat and, if possible, sleep during the festival of SukkothAlso called: tabernacle