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Feast of Tabernacles


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the three principal festivals of the Jews, lasting seven days, during which the people dwelt in booths formed of the boughs of trees, in commemoration of the habitation of their ancestors in similar dwellings during their pilgrimage in the wilderness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a major Jewish festival beginning on the eve of the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the shelter of the Israelites during their 40 years in the wilderness


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