On the first day of Sukkot, Rabbi Michael spoke of finding something lost. The Israelites had lost their culture.
The signature of this holiday is JOY! Characterized by singing, hand clapping, and dancing, Simchat Torah marks the annual completion of the public reading of the Torah (the five books of Moses).
SUKKOT (Feast of Tabernacles) is also called the Feast of Ingathering (Lev 23:3 9). To celebrate this festival, GOD commanded the Israelites to dwell in booths for seven days so that they would remember that He provided shelter and security for their ancestors during their exodus from Egypt.
Leviticus 23:14 The Lord said to Moses, "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies."
Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, brings closure to the annual festival cycle. This is a season of rejoicing; a time of enjoying nature and an excuse for eating great tasting food.