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Torah Talk for Chol HaMoed Sukkot

October 4, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

As many of us know, Sukkot is about showing our faith in Hashem by replicating and living in the flimsy structures used by the Bnei Yisrael in the wilderness. This provides a tangible reminder of the fragility of our homes.

Given this theme, it is interesting that the dedication of the first Beit HaMikdash, the Temple in Jerusalem – literally “The House of [Creating] Holiness” – occurred specifically on the holiday of Sukkot. We read of the dedication, taken from Melachim Aleph (I Kings), Chapter 8, as the Haftarah for the holiday. Read more >