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Sukkah

Sukkah, Sukkot (Heb., ‘Booth’, ‘Festival of Booths’). The Jewish autumn festival, obedient to Leviticus 23. 42, ‘You shall dwell in booths …’ The construction of the booth is discussed in the Talmudic tractate Sukkah. The festival concludes with Shemini Atzeret and Simḥat Torah. In biblical times, it was clearly connected with the agricultural year (Deuteronomy 16. 13–15), and, based on Leviticus 23. 40, the four species are to be held during the worship services. In the days of the Temple, a special ceremony of water libation was held, and the light of the candlesticks used to be reflected in the poured-out water.

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