“So on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruits of the land, you are to keep the Feast of Adonai for seven days. The first day is to be a Shabbat rest, and the eighth day will also be a Shabbat rest. On the first day you are to take choice fruit of trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook, and rejoice before Adonai your God for seven days. You are to celebrate it as a festival to Adonai for seven days in the year. It is a statute forever throughout your generations—you are to celebrate it in the seventh month. Leviticus 23:23-41
Sukkot (Feast of Booths/Tabernacles) runs from Friday Evening, October 2 through Friday October 9.It is a time to remember we are temporary sojourners simply passing through this temporal world. For those of you who don’t have a Sukkah at your home; Beth Messiah has community Sukkah available for you. Be sure to spend some time (in a Sukkah) communicating with God about the beauty of His creation and thanking Him for the gift of your eternal life through Messiah.
The Festival concludes with the Great (Hoshia-na! Raba)
On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Yeshua stood up and cried out loudly, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture says, ‘out of his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” Now He said this about the Ruach, whom those who trusted in Him were going to receive; for the Ruach was not yet given, since Yeshua was not yet glorified.
When they heard these words, some of the crowd said, “This man really is the Prophet.” Others were saying, “This is the Messiah.” Still others were saying, “The Messiah doesn’t come from the Galilee, does He? Didn’t the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from the seed of David and from Bethlehem, David’s town?” So a division arose in the crowd because of Yeshua. John 7:37-43
Tree of Life Version (TLV)
13 So they took palm branches and went out to meet Him, shouting, “‘Hoshia-na! Baruch ha-ba b’shem Adonai! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’[a] The King of Israel!” John 12:13