Sukkot three names: Sukkot, Harvest Festival – חג אסיף, Time of Our Joy – זמן שמחתנו

Harvest Festival חג אסיף

Sukkot – the Harvest Festival Drawing by Ahuva Klein(c)
חג אסיף , שמן על בד, אהובה קליין. כל הזכויות שמורות

Sukkot has three names that denote the different meanings of the holiday:

Sukkot – Sukkot commemorates the Sukkot, the booths, where the Israelites lived during their time in the desert after exiting Egypt.

Harvest Festival – Chag Assif –  חג אסיף – Sukkot is an agricultural holiday. It is the time to celebrate the end of the agricultural year, the time of gathering the  last fruits of the summer.  Exodus 23:16 states: “And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.”

 Time of Our Joy – Zman Simchatenu–  זמן שמחתנו – The Torah tells us three times that we need to rejoice on Sukkot, hence the name Time of Our Joy.

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