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What is sukkot?
Sukkot (Hebrew: סוכות or סֻכּוֹת ) is a biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (variously from late September to late October). It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals (Shalosh regalim) on which Hebrews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. It follows the solemn holiday of Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement.
The holiday lasts seven days (eight outside of Israel). The first day (and second in the diaspora) is a sabbath-like yom tov when work is forbidden, followed by Chol Hamoed and Shemini Atzeret. The seventh day of Sukkot is called Hoshaana Rabbah (“Great Salvation”) and closes the period of Divine judgment begun on Rosh Hashanah. A special observance is the aravah–the taking of a bundle of willow branches. The Hebrew word sukkōt is the plural of sukkah, “booth or tabernacle”, which is a walled structure covered with skhakh (plant material such as leafy tree overgrowth or palm leaves). For seven days and nights, we eat all our meals in the sukkah and otherwise regard it as our home.
The sukkah is intended as a reminiscence of the type of fragile dwellings in which the Israelites dwelt during their 40 years of travel in the desert after the Exodus from slavery in Egypt. On each day of the holiday, members of the household recite a blessing over the lulav and etrog (Four species). Our sages in the midrash tell us that the Four species represent the various types and personalities that comprise the community of Israel, whose intrinsic unity we emphasize on Sukkot. To learn more about Sukkot, click HERE or HERE.
Sukkot 2013 at Talia’s Steakhouse & Bar!
Talia’s Steakhouse & Bar, the premier Glatt Kosher restaurant located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, NYC, has a very large outdoor café that will be converted into a beautiful sukkah. Talia’s is offering three pre-paid, prix fixe Sukkot menu options: $28, $38, or $49. The energy, romantic ambiance, and Glatt Kosher gourmet cuisine at Talia’s Steakhouse & Bar make it the ideal spot to celebrate Sukkot. Families and groups are welcome. Talia’s will offer two seatings for dinner: Early bird dinner 5:00pm to 8:00pm (flexible) and dinner 8:00pm to 11:00pm (flexible). The 2013 Sukkot menu will be announced soon.
Talia’s Steakhouse & Bar
668 Amsterdam Avenue
(Between 92nd – 93rd Streets)
New York, NY 10025