Happy Water Drawing Day

All day today I have been intending to post something about Sukkot.  For a holiday that usually serves as an afterthought to the high holidays, it has a very respectable history and an enormous number of past and present associations.One that has always fascinated me is the connection between Sukkot and Chanuka.In Temple times there was a Sukkot custom called Simchat Beit Ha-Shoeiva, a water drawing ritual and celebration.  On the first night of the festival an all-night gigantic Temple p … [Read more...]