Sukkot - Festival of Huts
Sukkot is the third and final Jerusalem-Pilgrim Holiday of the Biblical year. Agriculturally, it is the harvest season and therefore a harvest festival.
For seven days we perform the Torah precept of collecting and shackling the palm branch, citron fruit, myrtle and willow. We build huts and dwell in them as a reminder of temporal life while we re-access our true values that bring joy and happiness.
The eighth day of the festival is called Shimini Atzeret or Simchat Torah. It is a distinct holiday from Sukkot and extra joyous as we complete the Torah reading and begin the yearly cycle anew.