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Shemini Atzeret
Start Date: 10/11/2017 All Day
End Date: 10/13/2017

Event Description:
Jewish holyday begins at sundown the evening before: Shemini Atzeret (the Eighth Day of Assembly) immediately follows the harvest festival of Sukkot, and marks the beginning of the rainy season. Numbers 29:35 instructs: "On the eighth day you should hold a solemn gathering; you shall not work at your occupation."[i] In Israel, Shemini Atzeret is one day, but in the Diaspora it is often two days; Simchat Torah is either celebrated on the same day, or on the second day.
Contact Information:
Name: The Reverend Amy Fisher
Phone: 617-573-8325
Email: interfaith@suffolk.edu
Sponsor(s):
  • Interfaith Center

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