Sukkot is a famous Jewish holiday. It is also widely known as the Feast of Tabernacles. According to the Jewish Calendar, the holiday falls on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. Sukkot is the plural of Sukkah, which is the name for the type of hut or shelter in which the Jews lived for forty years during their time with Moses in the desert. Many people eat meals and live in the sukkah throughout the holiday.

A 'plesant sukkah' in New Hampshire
Michigan State University sukkah ‘totally decimated’ by vandals

The damage was inflicted early on Saturday morning. The vandals appeared to be drunk.

AN ACTRESS in Indian-style costume dances in front of a cardboard Taj Mahal.
Jerusalemites and visitors get a ‘Taste of the World’

The Taste of the World Festival, newly arrived to Jerusalem, felt similar to the Eurovision village in Tel Aviv for the international music festival earlier this year.

EXALTING IN Sukkot at the Western Wall
Can the afterglow of Sukkot affect the formation of an Israeli government?

In Israel today we have the most tangible expression of the problem in forming that vessel: It has so far not been possible to forge a coalition which will govern Israel.

Jews celebrate Hoshanah Rabba at the Kotel, Jerusalem, October 20 2019
2.5 million people visit the Western Wall during the month of Tishrei

The number, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation said, represents a significant rise over previous years.

Jews celebrate Hoshanah Rabba at the Kotel, Jerusalem, October 20 2019
Hoshanah Rabba: Thousands of Jews 'beat their lulavs' at the Kotel - watch

The rituals one sees at the Kotel on Hoshanah Rabba are derived from the Temple period.

A BOY looks out through a window of a sukkah in Ashdod
Three Sukkot snapshots

Three different events on Sukkot show how special this festival is.

Lauren Hoffmann covers her and her son Asa’s eyes during their Shabbat dinner in San Antonio, Texas
Shabbat – a sukkah in time

We are reminded of the Talmud’s teaching that the Sukkah represents the ananei hakavod, the miraculous “Clouds of Glory” that protected the Jewish people for 40 years in the desert.

Rivlin hosts the nation

Celebrating Sukkot with fresh fruit, dancing, long lines and photo-ops at the President’s Residence.

Watch: Ultra-Orthodox celebrations bring joy into the holiday of Sukkot

The Simchat Beit Hashoeva celebrations, which take place every night of Sukkot, are truly a unique carnival-like spectacle of happiness and celebration in the ultra-Orthodox world

President's Residence in disarray while preparing for Open House

On Wednesday the President's Residence will be open to visitors from 10 a.m, and the president will meet and greet the people at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.

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