Hebrew Art - The Judaica Art of Adam Rhine

Sukkot - The Festival of Booths
"The Festival of Booths"
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Watercolor Board

"You shall celebrate it as a festival for Hashem, a seven day period in the year, an eternal decree for your generations... You shall dwell in booths for a seven day period, every native in Israel... So that your generations will know that I caused the Children of Israel to dwell in booths when I took them from the land of Egypt, I am Hashem, your G-d." (Vayikra/Leviticus 23:41-43)

The word "sukkot" means "booths," and refers to the temporary dwellings that we are commanded to live in during this holy festival. While inside, we recall the period of the Nation of Israel wandering during their exodus from bondage in Egypt.

Durring Sukkot, we take the Four Species (arba minim) and wave them in six directions (east, south, west, north, up, and down). This symbolizes the fact that G-d is everywhere.

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