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or Suk·koth or Suc·coth (so͞o-kôt′, so͝ok′əs)
n. Judaism
A harvest festival commemorating the booths in which the Israelites resided during their 40 years in the wilderness, lasting for either 7 or 8 days and beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri.

[Hebrew sukkôt, (feast) of booths (commemorating the temporary shelters of the Jews in the wilderness), pl. of sukkâ, booth, from sākak, to weave together, screen; see skk in Semitic roots.]
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The potential election date, Monday October 14, could be moved to the following day to avoid a clash with the Jewish festival of Succot.
These corrections are mandated by the Bible which commands that Passover (Deuteronomy 16:1) must occur in the spring and Succot (Exodus 23:16) must be in the fall, as explained by the Rabbis.
Settlers reportedly did so as they marked the end of the Jewish Succot holiday.
The increase is partly due to three major Jewish holidays -- Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Succot, which all fall within the next three weeks.
It is followed by the Fast of Gedalya, Yom Kippur and Succot.
It is known that these people organize arrogant, triumphalistic, and provocative manifestations in the Old City of Jerusalem on the occasion of Succot (Feast of Tabernacles) and other Jewish festivities under the protection of the Israeli police and soldiers.
One of these issues is that of the succah, the temporary structure that observant Jews construct and eat in during the fall holiday of Succot to commemorate the "sojourn of the Jews in the desert while living under the protection of the clouds" (Zipora, 152).
With Jewish holiday approaching, TSA talks about flying rules The Transportation Security Administration says it allows travelers to carry plants on board for the Jewish Succot holiday.
Wednesday, Ohr haGan at 5275 Fox Hollow Road will host an end of Succot potluck with song and mystical learning.
Then Succot, the festival of tabernacles, where we eat in booths with leaves on the top in our gardens.
In Syndicat Northcrest v Amselem, the Supreme Court of Canada held that a condominium association's refusal to permit Orthodox Jewish unit-owners to construct succahs on their balconies, as part of the Jewish festival of Succot, breached their freedom of religion under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.