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Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot

Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot

Intermediate Days of Sukkot
Holidays
Exodus 33:12–34:26

Moses said to the Eternal, "See, You say to me, 'Lead this people forward,' but You have not made known to me whom You will send with me. Further, You have said, 'I have singled you out by name, and you have, indeed, gained My favor.'"- Exodus 33:12

Summary: 

On the Shabbat during Sukkot, we are reminded of the age-old desire to know God. Moses implores God to let him see God. While God will not allow Moses to see God’s face, God tells Moses, “I will make My goodness pass before you…” Perhaps we experience the divine presence through the goodness we create in the world. The Torah then sets forth the thirteen attributes of God, among them that God is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger and abounding in kindness. By emulating these very attributes, we create the goodness which allows us to know God.

When do we read Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot?

2017 Oct 7
/17 Tishri, 5778
2018 Sep 29
/20 Tishri, 5779

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