Sukkot

October 9-16, 2022

The seven days of Sukkot—celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing—is the holiday when we expose ourselves to the elements in covered huts, commemorating G‑d’s sheltering our ancestors as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Four Kinds express our unity and our belief in G‑d’s omnipresence. Coming after the solemn High Holidays, it is a time of joy and happiness.

Vayikra – Leviticus – Chapter 23

33 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,   לגוַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־משֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר:
34 Speak to the children of Israel, saying: On the fifteenth day of this seventh month, is the Festival of Succoth, a seven day period to the Lord.   לדדַּבֵּ֛ר אֶל־בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל לֵאמֹ֑ר בַּֽחֲמִשָּׁ֨ה עָשָׂ֜ר י֗וֹם לַחֹ֤דֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי֙ הַזֶּ֔ה חַ֧ג הַסֻּכּ֛וֹת שִׁבְעַ֥ת יָמִ֖ים לַֽיהֹוָֽה:
35 On the first day, it is a holy occasion; you shall not perform any work of labor.   להבַּיּ֥וֹם הָֽרִאשׁ֖וֹן מִקְרָא־קֹ֑דֶשׁ כָּל־מְלֶ֥אכֶת עֲבֹדָ֖ה לֹ֥א תַֽעֲשֽׂוּ:
36 [For] a seven day period, you shall bring a fire offering to the Lord. On the eighth day, it shall be a holy occasion for you, and you shall bring a fire offering to the Lord. It is a [day of] detention. You shall not perform any work of labor.   לושִׁבְעַ֣ת יָמִ֔ים תַּקְרִ֥יבוּ אִשֶּׁ֖ה לַֽיהֹוָ֑ה בַּיּ֣וֹם הַשְּׁמִינִ֡י מִקְרָא־קֹ֩דֶשׁ֩ יִֽהְיֶ֨ה לָכֶ֜ם וְהִקְרַבְתֶּ֨ם אִשֶּׁ֤ה לַֽיהֹוָה֙ עֲצֶ֣רֶת הִ֔וא כָּל־מְלֶ֥אכֶת עֲבֹדָ֖ה לֹ֥א תַֽעֲשֽׂוּ:

14 Sukkah Facts Every Jew Should Know

By Menachem Posner

1. It’s a Shelter We Dwell in on Sukkot

The word sukkah best translates as “shelter” or “cover” and refers to the space where we spend as much time as possible during the holiday of Sukkot.

2. It Commemorates the Exodus

Scripture tells us to dwell in the sukkah so that “Your [ensuing] generations should know that I had the children of Israel live in shelters when I took them out of the land of Egypt.” What were these shelters? The Talmud tells us that they were the clouds of glory that encompassed the entire nation during their epic 40-year trek through the Sinai desert.

To read the full articel:

chabad.org/jewish/14-Sukkah-Facts-Every-Jew-Should-Know

The Festival of the Water Libation

One of the main aspects of the holiday of Sukkot (Tabernacles) is the Biblical commandment, “And you shall be glad on your holiday, and you shall be only joyful” (Deut. 16:14). Indeed, the pilgrims who arrived in Jerusalem at the Temple’s courtyard came to rejoice. The focus of this rejoicing was the ceremony surrounding the commandment to pour water on the altar – the water libation. During this event, which mainly took place in the Women’s Court, the levites and played on many musical instruments.

The sages of Israel testify to the celebrations of the water libation from the days of the Second Temple, describing the great joy of the ceremony:

“Whoever has not seen the celebration of the water libation has never experienced the feeling of true joy – great lamps of gold were hoisted, with four golden bowls at the top of each lamp. Four young priests-in-training would climb to the top, carrying immense oil jugs with which they would fill the bowls. Once lighted, there was not a courtyard in all of Jerusalem that did not glow with the light that emanated from the celebration in the Temple courtyard.

As the people sang, the righteous and pious men would dance before them while juggling flaming torches. The levites, standing on the fifteen steps that descend from the Court of Israel to the Women’s Court, played on lyres, harps, trumpets and many other instruments. Two priests who blew silver trumpets stood at the top of the stairs on either side of the entrance to the great gate of the Court.

All this was done to honor the commandment of the water libation.”

(based on Mishna, Tractate Sukkah, Chapter 5)

To read the full article:

www.templeinstitute.org/water_libation_festival

Vayikra – Leviticus – Chapter 23

40 And you shall take for yourselves on the first day, the fruit of the hadar tree, date palm fronds, a branch of a braided tree, and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for a seven day period.   מוּלְקַחְתֶּ֨ם לָכֶ֜ם בַּיּ֣וֹם הָֽרִאשׁ֗וֹן פְּרִ֨י עֵ֤ץ הָדָר֙ כַּפֹּ֣ת תְּמָרִ֔ים וַֽעֲנַ֥ף עֵֽץ־עָבֹ֖ת וְעַרְבֵי־נָ֑חַל וּשְׂמַחְתֶּ֗ם לִפְנֵ֛י יְהֹוָ֥ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶ֖ם שִׁבְעַ֥ת יָמִֽים:

Las Cuatro Especies

Arba minim is a man’s obligation. For women, it’s optional but encouraged. Best place for doing this mitzvah is the sukkah, the outdoor holiday booth.

Hold the lulav in your right hand (unless you’re a lefty), with its spine facing you. Face east and say:

Bah-rookh ah-tah ah-doh-noi eh-loh-hay-noo meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm, ah-shehr ki-deh-shah-noo beh-mitz-voh-tahv veh-tzee-vah-noo ahl neh-tee-laht loo-lahv.

Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us regarding taking the lulav.

Pick up the etrog in your left hand.

[On the first day of Sukkot (or the first time on Sukkot you get to do this), at this point say:

Bah-rookh ah-tah ah-doh-noi eh-loh-hay-noo meh-lekh hah-oh-lahm sheh-heh-kheh-yah-noo veh-kee-mah-noo ve-hig-ee-yah-noo liz-mahn hah-zeh.

Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the Universe, who has granted us life, sustained us and enabled us to reach this occasion.]

Bring the lulav and etrog together—you’ve done the mitzvah!

Waving the Lulav and Etrog: A Pictorial Guide

Chabad.org Staff

chabad.org/jewish/Waving-the-Lulav-and-Etrog-A-Pictorial-Guide

Sukkot in the Holy Temple / Sucot en el Templo Sagrado

“And you shall rejoice in your Festival!”

(Deuteronomy 16:14)

Seven days you shall celebrate the Festival to HaShem, your G-d, in the place which HaShem shall choose, because HaShem, your G-d, will bless you in all your produce, and in all the work of your hands, and you will only be happy.”(Deuteronomy 16:15)

Can G-d really command us to “only be happy?” Yes He can! Can we fulfill this commandment? Being happy isn’t a given, and being only happy is an even greater challenge. But we can surely do it!

On Sukkot we take the four species, etrog (citroen), lulav, (palm frond), hadas, (myrtle branches), and aravot, (willow branches), each symbolizing one of the four archetypes of man: he who studies and pursues good deeds, he who studies and is lax in pursuing good deeds, he who is lacking in study but zealous in pursuing good deeds, and he who neither distinguishes himself in study or in the performance of good deeds. We take all four species, hold them tightly together and make a blessing over all four! By accepting one another, and embracing another, whatever our strengths and our weaknesses, we achieve a sublime happiness!

To Read the full Article:

https://madmimi.com/s/2cd2ec

https://templeinstitute.org/sukkot.htm

“Y te Regocijarás en tu Fiesta!”

(Deuteronomio 16:14)

Siete días celebrarás la Fiesta a HaShem, tu Di-s, en el lugar que HaShem elija, porque HaShem, tu Di-s, te bendecirá en todos tus productos y en toda la obra de tus manos, y solo serás feliz. “(Deuteronomio 16:15)”

¿Puede Dios realmente ordenarnos que “solo seamos felices”? ¡Si, el puede! ¿Podemos cumplir este mandamiento? Ser feliz no es un hecho, y ser solo feliz es un desafío aún mayor. ¡Pero seguro que podemos hacerlo!

En Sucot tomamos las cuatro especies, etrog (citroen), lulav, (hoja de palma), hadas, (ramas de mirto) y aravot, (ramas de sauce), cada una de las cuales simboliza uno de los cuatro arquetipos del hombre: el que estudia y persigue. las buenas obras, el que estudia y es negligente en la búsqueda de buenas obras, el falto de estudio pero celoso en la búsqueda de buenas obras, y el que no se distingue ni en el estudio ni en la realización de buenas obras. ¡Tomamos las cuatro especies, las mantenemos juntas y hacemos una bendición sobre las cuatro! ¡Al aceptarnos unos a otros y abrazarnos, sean cuales sean nuestras fortalezas y nuestras debilidades, logramos una felicidad sublime!

Durante siete días nos sentamos, comemos y dormimos en la sucá, una estructura frágil y temporal que nos proporciona solo un mínimo de protección contra los elementos, pero con una plétora de la bendición y benevolencia de Di-s, como nuestro verdadera y directa conexión directa con Él se vuelve innegablemente clara. ¡Esto es pura alegría!

En el Templo Sagrado se hacen ofrendas todos los días de Sucot para el bienestar de las setenta naciones que componen la comunidad del hombre. ¡Imagina la alegría y la felicidad!

En el Templo Sagrado, la Ceremonia de Libación de Agua tiene lugar todos los días de los días intermedios de Sucot, ¡una celebración legendaria por su alegría desenfrenada y sin paliativos!

Sí, tenemos todas las razones del mundo para ser felices mientras nos sentamos en nuestra humilde sucot, sostenemos firmemente nuestro arba minim (cuatro especies) y enfocamos nuestros pensamientos en la gran alegría que llenará el mundo cuando el Templo Sagrado sea reconstruido y la fiesta de Sucot está marcada por todas las naciones. Cuando estamos felices, Di-s está feliz, ¡y esa es la mayor bendición de todas!

El Instituto del Templo desea un Chag Sukkot Sameach, un Feliz Sucot  a todos nuestros amigos y seguidores, a todos los que unen sus vidas al Di-s de Israel y al pueblo de Israel.

Este Sucot sea feliz: ¡es un mandamiento! ¡Chag Sukkot Sameach!

Fuente:

https://madmimi.com/s/2cd2ec

https://templeinstitute.org/sukkot.htm

En los días del Templo Sagrado en Jerusalem, había un régimen especial de sacrificios que debían llevarse al altar. El primer día, se sacrificaron no menos de 13 toros, dos carneros y 14 corderos. Cada día, el número de toros se reducía en uno. En total, se trajeron 70 toros, correspondientes a las 70 naciones del mundo.

 Cada siete años, en Sucot, el rey leía en voz alta la Torá a toda la nación: hombres, mujeres y niños. Esta reunión especial se conoció como Hakhel.

Cuando el Templo pronto sea reconstruido, la práctica se renovará, con el propio Mashíaj leyendo el rollo de la Torá.

Devarim – Deuteronomy – Chapter 32

8 When the Most High gave nations their lot, when He separated the sons of man, He set up the boundaries of peoples according to the number of the children of Israel. חבְּהַנְחֵ֤ל עֶלְיוֹן֙ גּוֹיִ֔ם בְּהַפְרִיד֖וֹ בְּנֵ֣י אָדָ֑ם יַצֵּב֙ גְּבֻלֹ֣ת עַמִּ֔ים לְמִסְפַּ֖ר בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל:

Deuteronomio 32:8

Cuando el Di-s Supremo dio a cada pueblo su heredad, dividió a los hijos del hombre y fijó los límites de los pueblos conforme al número de los hijos de Israel.

Pregunta: 

Quién es llamado a interceder por las naciones ante en Creador?

¿Cuál es la situación de las Naciones ahora?