Succoth

The 15th of Tishri (Hebrew Calendar) which occurred last week brought with it the Jewish festival Succoth, "Harvest Feast," "Feast of Tabernacles," "Feast of Ingathering," "Feast of Booths," as it is variously called.

It is a spoor marker of the days when nomadic Hebrews, detaching themselves from their fellow Bedouin tribes of the Arabian Desert, settled themselves down to a pastoral, and, later, an agricultural life in Canaan. Pious Jews, bound even though they be by modern commerce, memorialize it for seven days, wherever possible, by living in thatched huts, as did their...

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