The Feast of Tabernacles, or Sukkot, as it is known in Hebrew, has begun to resonate among Christians in recent years. Churches host Feast of Tabernacles celebrations and thousands of Christians celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem each year in fulfillment of Zachariah 14:16: “All who survive of all those nations that came up against Jerusalem shall make a pilgrimage year by year to bow low to the King Lord of Hosts and to observe the Feast of Tabernacles.” How has this holiday been celebrated by Jews since Biblical times and what is it about this holiday that is so meaningful to Christians?
Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, explains the Jewish celebration of Sukkot. Sondra is joined by Kimberly Troup, Christian Zionist director of CFOIC Heartland’s US office, who shares her experiences in Israel during the Feast of Tabernacles. And Tommy Waller, also a Christian Zionist, explains how he celebrates this wonderful holiday each year. Watch this video and pass it on to your friends!
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Jewish holidays are a time for focusing on the family, bringing the family together in quality relationships and spiritual oneness. The Jewish New Year and the Feast of Tabernacles, along with all the Jewish holidays, are critical to family solidarity and closeness. But they also place a very heavy burden on families in financial distress. You can help a needy family with a holiday food voucher and ensure that their holiday meals are filled with joy and love!