Sukkot is a Jewish holiday in a tabernacle is built in a lawn or garden according to precise rules. This tabernacle, or sukkot, must be rebuilt every year by the end of Yom Kippur in preparation for this holiday. The walls of the sukkot can be made of various materials but the roof but consist of products of the soil, such as leaves and branches. This cabin will serve as housing for the family during the 7-day period of this holiday, mainly to eat meals but sometimes to sleep.
From a spiritual point of view, the construction of the sukkot is to remind followers of the fragility of life for their Jewish ancestors in the desert during their Exodus from Egypt. During 40 years in the wilderness, the Israelites relied on God's will to survive. It is this trust which is celebrated on the Feast of Tabernacles.
Sukkot is a harvest festival, and it is customary to decorate the sukkah (the plural of sukkot) with fruit.
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