Sukkot – information for Parents and Children

Five days after Yom Kippur, Sukkot begins. It is a fall harvest holiday which dates back to the time of Moses. While wandering in the desert, the Jewish people built temporary huts. Upon reaching the land of Israel, they became farmers. At harvest time, they built little huts near their crops and lived in them until they finished harvesting. Today Sukkot celebrates the 40 years of wandering as well as the harvest. Many historians believe the American holiday of Thanksgiving is based on the holiday of Sukkot.

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