5 Sukkot Traditions Explained
Sukkot is an 8-day Jewish festival where Jews all over the world leave the comfort of their homes to go and dwell in the Sukkah and shake the 4 species. This year, Sukkot starts on Monday, September 20th, and ends on September 27, 2021. Here we take you through some Sukkot traditions and gifts you can give to celebrate the season!
The Sukkah for Sukkot
Sukkot is all about living in and decorating your Sukkah, a non-permanent wooden hut, just like the Jewish forefathers. The Sukkah is a reminder of Heavenly protection, symbolizing the clouds of glory that protected the Jewish People in the desert during the exodus from Egypt. It also serves as a reminder of the transient nature of the world.
Make sure to be prepared and bring along a nice addition to gift and to love for your outside adventure:
Travel Candlesticks which can be used in the Sukkah and later for all your Shabbat journeys
Negal Vassa with Blessing for Ritual Hand Washing
Lulav and Etrog
When we shake the lulav (a branch bouquet of palm, myrtle, and willow), one of the core traditions of Sukkot, it symbolizes sending out blessings to one and all and the unity of the Jewish people. The Etrog, believed to be our heart full of understanding and wisdom, is considered the most precious of all and is protected in a beautiful box.
Gift a premium etrog box to those you love:
Modern Etrog Box for the most precious of species – Protect your Etrog in style!
During Sukkot, the seven founding fathers of the Jewish faith are said to visit the sukkah. Each supernal guest visits on a particular day and bestows his blessing and strengths. It is also customary to invite earthlier guests for every meal, including needy scholars. Maimonides remarked (Mishneh Torah, Laws of the Festivals 6:18): “When one eats and drinks, one must also feed the stranger, the orphan, the widow and other unfortunate paupers. But one who locks the doors of his courtyard, and eat and drinks with his children and wife but does not feed the poor and the embittered soul—this is not the joy of a mitzvah, but the joy of his belly . . .”
Share the spirit of giving with this beautiful Judaica Gift:
A Luxurious Designer Wine Fountain Set with 8 Kiddush Cups
Dipping Challah in Honey
Typically known as a Rosh Hashanah tradition, we continue to dip the Challah (bread) in honey throughout Sukkot to symbolize the sweetness of the new year. If you’ve already given honey pots as a gift, why not give a delightful plate for the honey dish? This also serves as a great décor accent for the table all year round!
Sterling Silver Honey Dish Plate
At the end of Sukkot, we celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah and begin reading the Torah anew. This celebration, called Simchat Torah (Rejoicing of/with the Torah), falls out on the last day of Sukkot. It is accompanied by a lot of dancing and jubilation. To mark this special event, an elegant Torah pointer is a great gift.
Designer Silver Torah Pointer