Custom of Celebrating Sukkot & Yeshuamas

~As Given by The Late Scribe Michael Benor

 

THE BIRTH OF YESHUA (23 September) there are so many different customs surrounding the observance of Maran Yeshua’s birth that there is no “official” method. This should be focused on within a family unit if at all possible. Reading prophecies in Tanakh and accounts of His birth from Brith Chadasha is always a part of whatever custom the family observes. A special meal (usually vegetables and fruit), cake (sweet desserts), candles and other forms of lighting (multi-coloured string lights are highly popular in India around the altar), a High Qurbana with music, more candles, singing after partaking of the Bread and Wine, etc. This ties in with Sukkoth below. 

SUKKOT (23-30 September) – This is one of those observances that has many different customs associated with it depending on where one lives. Some literally build a temporary structure outside if the conditions are favourable (living in the middle of winter in Tibet or in a rain forest would not be wise to have tabernacles constructed). Those who are unable to construct these outside will sometimes make a miniature version inside or dedicate a room or corner for this. Stringing or hanging fruit and vegetables around the doorway. We read the account in the Torah where the festival of Sukkoth is established. We give thanks for all the blessings that have been given by Mar-Yah and especially for the birth of Maran Yeshua Mshikha. The use of the Psalms 27 and 34 for the liturgy is encouraged.