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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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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.
Jewish women, for example, strictly speaking, do not have a biblically mandated "obligation" to dwell in a succah during the Succot holiday.
The story started one fine, sunny day during Succot, when a friend and I decided to ascend from Jerusalem.
It is also likely to start on a limited scale because of the ongoing Jewish festival of Succot, which ends at sundown on Thursday.
The Orthodox Jews wished to build temporary structures, succahs, on their balconies during the Jewish festival of Succot in accordance with their interpretation of Scripture.