Pronunciation: ( Seph. Heb.sOO-kôt'; Ashk. Heb., Eng.sook'us, sOO-kōs'), [key]
a Jewish festival beginning on the 15th day of the month of Tishri and celebrated for nine days by Orthodox and Conservative Jews outside of Israel and for eight days by Reform Jews and by Jews in Israel that celebrates the harvest and commemorates the period during which the Jews wandered in the wilderness after the Exodus, marked by the building of sukkoth. Also,Suk•kot',Suk•kos',Succoth,Succot,Succos.Also called Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles. Cf. Hoshana Rabbah, Shemini Atzereth, Simhath Torah.
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