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The 2016 Fall Feasts  - Hebraic Calendar Year 5777

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.  Exodus 23:1 - 2  

Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year

Begins sunset Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Ends nightfall Tuesday, October 4, 2016
 
Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement
Begins sunset Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Ends nightfall Wednesday, October 12, 2016
 
Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles
Begins sunset Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Ends nightfall Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Fall Feasts contain two of the "high holy days" observed by the Jewish people. These feasts, given to Moses by the Lord, are sometimes referred to as "Jewish feasts." But in Holy Scripture God calls them the "feasts of the Lord." 

Many of the Biblical instructions given to Israel by God for Rash Hashannah and Yom Kippur centered around the tabernacle, and later the temple, and the sacrificial system, and modern Judaism has replaced these sacrifices with religious rituals. Sacrifces were also a huge part of the celebration of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, but God also gave the Jewish people a rather curious command, to "dwell in booths for 7 days." This observance has continued long after the destruction of the temple, and Jewish people still erect these structures today to share meals with family and friends.