Qohelet (Ecclesiastes) and Sukkot: The Traditional Reading during this Joyous Time

The wisdom of the Sages is displayed yet again in the tradition of reading Qohelet (Ecclesiastes) during the Festival of Sukkot. But it is not readily apparent why Qohelet was chosen for a festival that has rejoicing as its main theme! Many who read Qohelet are left with the impression that the words of Shlomo (Solomon) are depressing rather than uplifting, and do not fit the theme of joy. Yet a closer reading of the book reveals just the opposite. In fact, the theme of the book is joy, but the surprise is where this joy is actually found.

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Show #046 – Sukkot

The guys take time to reflect on the festival of Sukkot, and talk about what the festival has brought to their minds. They also look at the books they are currently reading, and what they are getting out of them.

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Shabbat Sukkot: Rejoicing in the Living Torah

In this article, Tim Hegg looks at the festival of Sukkot. This study begins by examining some of the traditions associated with the festival, then focuses on the presence of Yeshua in this festival. As a result, Hegg highlights the living Torah in this festival.

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