Sukkot / סוכות

Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt, or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a Biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals Shalosh regalim on which Jews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Sukkot begins at sundown on Sun, 27 September 2015.

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List of Dates

Sukkot begins on:

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Sukkot - סוכות

Sukkot I - סוכות יום א׳

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26 - 23:44 & Numbers 29:12 - 29:16

1: Leviticus 22:26-23:3
2: Leviticus 23:4-14
3: Leviticus 23:15-22
4: Leviticus 23:23-32
5: Leviticus 23:33-44
maf: Numbers 29:12-16 (5 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21

Sukkot I (on Shabbat) - סוכות יום א׳ (בשבת)

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26 - 23:44 & Numbers 29:12 - 29:16

1: Leviticus 22:26-33
2: Leviticus 23:1-3
3: Leviticus 23:4-8
4: Leviticus 23:9-14
5: Leviticus 23:15-22
6: Leviticus 23:23-32
7: Leviticus 23:33-44
maf: Numbers 29:12-16 (5 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Zechariah 14:1-21

Sukkot II - סוכות יום ב׳

Torah Portion: Leviticus 22:26 - 23:44 & Numbers 29:12 - 29:16

1: Leviticus 22:26-23:3
2: Leviticus 23:4-14
3: Leviticus 23:15-22
4: Leviticus 23:23-32
5: Leviticus 23:33-44
maf: Numbers 29:12-16 (5 p'sukim)

Haftarah: I Kings 8:2 - 8:21

Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 1 - סוכות יום ג׳ (חל המועד)

Torah Portion: Numbers 29:17 - 29:22

1: Numbers 29:17-19
2: Numbers 29:20-22
3: Numbers 29:23-25
4: Numbers 29:17-22

Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 2 - סוכות יום ד׳ (חל המועד)

Torah Portion: Numbers 29:20 - 29:25

1: Numbers 29:20-22
2: Numbers 29:23-25
3: Numbers 29:26-28
4: Numbers 29:20-25

Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 3 - סוכות יום ה׳ (חל המועד)

Torah Portion: Numbers 29:23 - 29:28

1: Numbers 29:23-25
2: Numbers 29:26-28
3: Numbers 29:29-31
4: Numbers 29:23-28

Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 4 - סוכות יום ו׳ (חל המועד)

Torah Portion: Numbers 29:26 - 29:31

1: Numbers 29:26-28
2: Numbers 29:29-31
3: Numbers 29:32-34
4: Numbers 29:26-31

Sukkot Shabbat Chol ha-Moed - סוכות שבת חל המועד

The maftir changes depending on what day of Chol ha-Moed Shabbat falls. If Shabbat falls on the first day of Chol ha-Moed, the maftir is Num. 29:17-22; the second, Num. 29:20-25; the third, Num. 29:23-28; the fourth, Num. 29:26-31.

Torah Portion: Exodus 33:12 - 34:26 & Numbers 29:x - 29:x

1: Exodus 33:12-16
2: Exodus 33:17-19
3: Exodus 33:20-23
4: Exodus 34:1-3
5: Exodus 34:4-10
6: Exodus 34:11-17
7: Exodus 34:18-26
maf: Numbers 29:x-x (6 p'sukim)

Haftarah: Ezekiel 38:18 - 39:16

Sukkot Chol ha-Moed Day 5 (Hoshana Raba) - סוכות יום ז׳ (הושנא רבה)

Torah Portion: Numbers 29:26 - 29:34

1: Numbers 29:26-28
2: Numbers 29:29-31
3: Numbers 29:32-34
4: Numbers 29:29-34

References

The Jewish Holidays: A Guide & Commentary
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
"Sukkot" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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