Sukkot Commentary

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The religious site that I visited is called Beth Israel Worship Center, a Messianic Congregation, located at 11 Railroad Ave, Wayne NJ. I attended the 8PM service on Tuesday, September 29th 2015 . This service specifically focused on the Jewish holy day called “Sukkot” also referred to as the Feast of Tabernacles. Sukkot is a Autumn festival celebrated of each year, on the 15th day of Tishri, according to the Hebrew calendar and is commanded Torah and the Old Testament in the Book of Exodus. "Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field.” "Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field.” Exodus 23:16 NIV
This year Sukkot began on Sunday, September 27th and ended on Sunday, October 4th. Sukkot is celebrated for nine days by the Orthodox and the Conservative Jews inside Israel and abroad. The Reformed and Israeli Jews celebrate Sukkot for only eight days. Sukkot welcomes the harvest of crops and it also commemorate the 40 years, which the Jews wandered in the wilderness after the Exodus (The freedom of the Hebrew slaves from generations of bondage in Egypt. On the way to the site, I saw Orthodox Jews walking to local synagogues, rather than using their cars or public
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As the Rabbi waved the four branches back and forth, he quietly recited a prayer in Hebrew. While the prayer was being sung, the four laymen each took a golden bowl that was hung by a golden chain. Each of these golden bowls held incense. The burning of incense is a part of the religious rituals of many faiths. Sometimes tobacco leaves are used. The tobacco leaves are meant to help lift up the spirits of the people and induce calm and an air of spirits being uplifted as they pray and meditate on the word of

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