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Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot

Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot

Intermediate Days of Sukkot
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


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?

2021 Sep 25
/19 Tishri, 5782
2022 Oct 15
/20 Tishri, 5783
2024 Oct 19
/17 Tishri, 5785


  • By Cantor Elizabeth Sacks

    Each year on Sukkot, we read these famous words of Ecclesiastes (Kohelet): “A season is set for everything, a time for every experience under heaven. …a time for tearing down and a time for building up.” (Kohelet 3:1,3). To speak of building during a holiday dedicated to erecting a temporary structure seems fitting. And yet, the order the ideas in this verse is at odds with our Sukkot experience. Surely, “a time for building up and a time for tearing down” would align more closely with sequence of the holiday. So why this order? And what exactly are “we tearing down and building up”?

  • Torah for Tweens

    Explore the meaning of Sukkot in the Torah with this guide for tweens.

  • Torah for Teens

    The Israelites are given more commandments and make a pact. Listen to this fun rap about the holiday.

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