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Sukkoth

[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English soo k-uh s, soo-kohs] /Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈsʊk əs, suˈkoʊs/
noun
1.
a Jewish festival beginning on the 15th day of the month of Tishri and celebrated for nine days by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside of Israel and for eight days by Reform Jews and by Jews in Israel that celebrates the harvest and commemorates the period during which the Jews wandered in the wilderness after the Exodus, marked by the building of sukkoth.
Also, Sukkot, Sukkos, Succoth, Succot, Succos.
Also called Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles.
Origin
< Hebrew sukkōth literally, booths

sukkah

[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kah; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English soo k-uh] /Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English ˈsʊk ə/
noun, plural sukkoth, sukkot, sukkos
[Sephardic Hebrew soo-kawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew soo-kohs] /Sephardic Hebrew suˈkɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew sʊˈkoʊs/ (Show IPA).
English, sukkahs. Hebrew.
1.
a booth or hut roofed with branches, built against or near a house or synagogue and used during the Jewish festival of Sukkoth as a temporary dining or living area.
Also, succah.
Origin
sukkāh literally, booth
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Sukkoth

/ˈsʊkəʊt; -kəʊθ; Hebrew suːˈkɔt/
noun
1.
an eight-day Jewish harvest festival beginning on Tishri 15, which commemorates the period when the Israelites lived in the wilderness Also called Feast of Tabernacles
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: tabernacles

sukkah

/suˈkɑ; ˈsukɔ; ˈsukə/
noun
1.
a temporary structure with a roof of branches in which orthodox Jews eat and, if possible, sleep during the festival of Sukkoth Also called tabernacle
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: tabernacle
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Encyclopedia Article for Sukkoth

a Jewish autumn festival of double thanksgiving that begins on the 15th day of Tishri (in September or October), five days after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is one of the three Pilgrim Festivals of the Old Testament.

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