Why is Sukkot Celebrated Right After Yom Kippur?

The Jewish Holiday of Sukkot is celebrated a few days after Yom Kippur. Why is that so? We know that Yom Kippur is the day of atonement and Sukkot is the holiday where we make huts and dwell in them for 7 days – So why is Sukkot celebrated right after Yom Kippur? Rabbi Aaron Pessin shares a beautiful insight into the connection of these special Holidays.

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What is Elul All About? (60 Sec)

What is Elul? The Hebrew month of Elul is an auspicious time for getting closer to God. Elul is the month that precedes the Jewish Days of Awe – it kicks off the 40 days that lead up to the holiest day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur, so how does one tap into the special energy that God showers down on us during this time? Rabbi Aharon Pessin explains.

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