Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot

חוֹל הַמֹּעֵד סֻכֹּת
Shabbat During the Intermediate Days of Sukkot

Exodus 33:12–34:26 

When Is Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot Read?

/ 17 Tishri 5785
/ 19 Tishri 5786
/ 17 Tishri 5789


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.

Ten Minutes of Torah: Chol HaMo-eid Sukkot Commentary

five people running and jumping on a hill

You Shall Have Joy

By: Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin

This week, we read a special portion from the book of Exodus for the holiday of Sukkot that explains, "You shall observe… the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year."

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