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Etrog container

Etrog Container. Germany. 19th century.
Silver plate.
B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, gift of Mrs. Lawrence Konigsberger.

Sukkot

The Feast of Booths

Sukkot is a Biblical pilgrimage festival that occurs on the fifteenth day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October.) The holiday lasts seven days, including Chol Hamoed. In Judaism, it is one of the three major holidays known collectively as the Shalosh Regalim (three pilgrim festivals), when historically the Jewish populace traveled to the Temple in Jerusalem.

During this holiday, Jews construct and reside in sukkot. It is in sukkot that families eat their meals, entertain guests, relax and sleep. The other key and unique observance of the festival is the daily (with the exception of Shabbat) waving of the Arba minim, of four species, consisting of the lulav, etrog, hadassim and aravot. next ►►

--adapted from Wikipedia.

 





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