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Chag Sukkot Sameach!

The EAJC wishes a happy Sukkot to all our friends and supporters, to all who attach their lives to the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

In ancient times Sukkot was one of three Jewish festivals that required the people to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Thousands of Israelites would gather in the Temple courtyard and live in sukkot, the booths in which farmers live during harvesting or that the Israelites dwelt in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt.

Jewish unity is one of the central themes of Sukkot, and the four species we are holding – etrog (citron), lulav (palm frond), hadas (myrtle branches), and aravot (willow branches) – symbolize different types of Jews.

Bringing them together, holding them tightly, and blessing all four of them represents the Jewish unity despite all the differences among us. The Sukkot festival teaches us that by accepting one another, whatever our strengths or weaknesses, we become both happy and invincible!

In this incredible spirit of unity, we wish you all Chag Sukkot Sameach!