The seventh day of Succot at the Western Wall

The hoshanot ritual entails circling the bima with the 4 species while reciting supplications for mercy and rain.

October 7, 2012 10:50
Hoshana Raba, the seventh day of Succot

Hoshana Raba 390 4. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Hoshana Raba, is the 21st day of the month of Tishrei. It is also the seventh day of Succot, the festival's last day - well, not exactly. Although it is the final day of Hol Hamoed - the intermediate days of Succot - Hoshana Raba is followed by another day of the festival, Simhat Torah.

The Torah emphasizes the joy of this holiday, for after a harvest season of labor, we celebrate our prosperity.

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