The Jewish festival Sukkot, which is known in English as the Feast of the Ingathering or as Feast of the Booths, is an agricultural celebration where prayers and blessings are said for a week’s time. Worshippers commemorate the Book of Exodus tale that says the Israelites traveled for 40 years through the Sinai Desert in Egypt before reaching the Holy Land. 

Some of the typical Hebrew prayers have been translated to English, courtesy of and Check them out below:

To be said before a meal in the sukkah: “Praised are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe, Who has made us holy by mitzvot and has instructed us to dwell in the sukkah.”

To be said before wine is consumed: “Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe, Who creates the fruit of the vine.”

To be said after candles are lit: “Blessed are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe Who makes us holy with Your mitzvot and commands us to kindle the lights of the Sabbath and the holiday.”

To be said before the lulav and etrog are waved: “Praised are You, Adonai our God, Sovereign of the Universe, Who has made us holy by mitzvot and has instructed us to take hold of the lulav.”

To be said as a farewell to the sukkah: “May it be Your will, Lord, our God and God of our ancestors, that just as I have stood up and dwelled in this sukkah, so may I merit next year to dwell in the sukkah of the hide of the Leviathan. Next year in Jerusalem!”

The beginning of this year's Sukkot coincided the with supermoon total lunar eclipse, which is also known as the blood moon. Some people said it might have been a harbinger of Armageddon.

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