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Sukkot (soo-koht) — lit., Huts; festival holiday that celebrates the harvest and commemorates the Jews' having lived in the Wilderness in tents for 40 years while trusting God to keep them alive
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Introduction to Sukkot
Introduction to Sukkot
Sukkot means “huts.” The Jewish festival of Sukkot...
Sukka: Sleeping
Sukkot: Sleeping at Someone Else's House
If you sleep at another person's house or sukka during Sukkot ,...
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices: Sukkot
In the amida of musaf for Sukkot , there is a different line added...
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices: Sukkot: Outside Eretz Yisrael
Since two days of Jewish festival are observed outside of Eretz...
Sukkot: Prayers: What Time To Start
Sukkot: Prayers: What Time To Start: Ma'ariv and Kiddush
Ma’ariv on both nights of Sukkot may be said from 1...
Lulav: Beauty
Lulav: If First Day of Sukkot Is Shabbat
You do not need to buy a fancy or expensive lulav and etrog if the...
Sukka: Blessings
Sukkot: Blessings: Forgetting Leisheiv BaSukka
If you washed hands, said ha’motzi , and ate some bread in a...
Sukka: Blessings
Sukkot: Blessings: SheHecheyanu
First Night: Say she’hecheyanu after saying leisheiv...
Sukka: Blessings
Sukkot: When To Say Leisheiv BaSukka
When you sit down in a sukka, only say the blessing leisheiv...
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices
Jewish Festivals: Musaf: Additions for Sacrifices: Sukkot: In Eretz Yisrael
In Eretz Yisrael , read only the line for the actual (correct) day....
Sukka: Building or Fixing
Building or Fixing a Sukka on Sukkot
A Jew may fix or build a sukka on chol ha’moed. A...
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals
Introduction to Holidays/Jewish Festivals/Chagim/Yom Tov
Jewish Festivals are listed in the Torah and are of two types: ...
Sukka: Eating
Men: Eating Outside the Sukka
Bread: Men may not eat bread or a full meal outside the sukka during...
Sukka: Blessings
Birkat HaMazon If You Ate Sukka Meals Indoors
If you ate your meal inside the house on Sukkot , you do not need to go...
Wasting People's Time (Tircha Tzibur)
Wasting People's Time (Tircha d'tzibura)
You may not waste people’s time or upset them ( tircha...
SheHecheyanu: Jewish Festivals
SheHecheyanu at Candle-Lighting for Jewish Festivals
Say she’hecheyanu when lighting candles for: Both...
Charity/Tzedaka: By When To Give
Charity/Tzedaka Should Be Paid by Third Jewish Festival
Charit y/tzedaka should be paid by the third Jewish festival (...
When Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Ends
Shiv'a and Shloshim: Ended by Jewish Festivals
Shiv’a ends if a Jewish festival , Rosh Hashana, or...
Jewish Festivals: What Time Is Mincha
Jewish Festivals: Earliest Mincha
The earliest permissible time to say mincha before a ...
Sukka: Schach
Sukka: Schach: Normal Wind (Ru'ach Metzuya)
Ru’ach metzuya is defined as a normal wind for each location...
Sukka: Schach
Sukka: Schach: Timing
Sukka: Schach: Timing: Within 30 Days You must put schach on your sukka...
Sukka: Leaving: First Night
Sukka: Leaving: First Night: Rain, Cold, Bees
You may leave the sukka due to extreme cold or heat, rain, or bees....
Sukka: Leaving: First Night
Sukka: Leaving: First Night: Rain
Rain on the first night of Sukkot is only considered a bad omen in...
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Medicines
Introduction to Jewish Festivals: Medicines
Jewish Festivals: Medicines: When To Take Medicine generally may not...
Introduction to Chol HaMoed
Introduction to Chol HaMoed
The intermediate days of Passover and Sukkot (between the first and...
Lulav: Borrowing
Lulav: Husband and Wife
A man’s wife does not own the lulav with him (and a wife’s...
Lulav: Borrowing
Lulav: When You May Borrow
You may borrow a lulav on all days of Sukkot except the first day...
Lulav: Storing
Lulav: Storing: Replacing into Water
You may put the myrtle and willow branches into water after using them...

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