Sukkot Research Paper

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Sukkot is a seven day long Jewish holiday that has a historical and an agricultural significance. "The holiday commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Sukkot is also a harvest festival, and is sometimes referred to as Chag Ha-Asif, the Festival of Ingathering." The Succah, "temporarily dwellings (a wooden frame covered with branches) are constructed outdoors where Jews will eat their meals and may even sleep" (Esposito, 105). Also waving ceremony of the Four Species are performed with etrog (ctiron), lulav (date palm tree), hadass (myrtle tree), and aravah (willow tree).
In the film Ushpizin, ushpizin means the Sukkot guests and the main characters Moshe and Mali welcomes Moshe 's friends during the celebration of Succoth. Moshe and Mali were financially struggling and did not have money to purchase a Succah and the Four Species for the holiday (3:22). Due …show more content…

There numerous traditional festivals in Christianity, however, I envisage Easter and Christmas to be the grandest and memorable traditional festivals. Back in my home church where I was involved in the youth ministry, people would prepare in weeks in advance to decorate the church, make baskets full of presents with Easter-related items, and set up various activities for the kids. Activities were an entertaining way for kids to learn about Christianity and Easter. I cannot speak much for my church 's adult congregation, however, the youth ministry focused on the concept of 'giving back to community ' on Christmas. We would receive donations of food and necessities to give back to the those in need. On the actual Christmas day, kids would perform a Nativity skit to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. The whole congregation gathered on Easter and Christmas for services and fellowship. Congregants would invite their extended family members to come join the service on those days to share and celebrate Easter and

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