Contents Calendar Find Reference
Navigating the Bible
Leviticus Emor
  Acharey Mot
First Reading, Second Reading, Third Reading, Fourth Reading, Fifth Reading, Sixth Reading, Seventh Reading, Last Reading


23:41 During these seven days each year, you shall celebrate to God. It is an eternal law for all generations that you celebrate [this festival] in the seventh month.
Vechagotem oto chag l'Adonay shiv'at yamim bashanah chukat olam ledoroteychem bachodesh hashvi'i tachogu oto.
23:42 During [these] seven days you must live in thatched huts. Everyone included in Israel must live in such thatched huts.
Basukot teshvu shiv'at yamim kol-ha'ezrach beYisra'el yeshvu basukot.
23:43 This is so that future generations will know that I had the Israelites live in huts when I brought them out of Egypt. I am God your Lord.
Lema'an yed'u doroteychem ki vasukot hoshavti et-beney Yisra'el behotsi'i otam me'erets Mitsrayim ani Adonay Eloheychem.


thatched huts
  Sukkoth in Hebrew.

Everyone included...
  (cf. Sifra; Rashi).

  This was in the fall, when it generally begins to become cold, and Sukkoth is therefore celebrated in the fall (Ramban). Others say that after being in the desert, it is proper to thank God for the harvest at this time (Rashbam; see Exodus 23:16). Some say that the 'huts' denote the clouds of glory that surrounded the Israelites in the desert (Sukkah 11b; Rashi).

Copyright © 2000 World ORT
Notice: This computer program is protected by copyright law and international treaties. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this program, or any portion of it, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law.