After the spring holidays of Pesach (Passover) and Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), the Jewish people settle back into the routine cycle of weekly Sabbaths and monthly New Moons. This lasts through the summer until the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the late summer and early fall.

Sukkot, the Jewish Feast of Booths, begins at sundown on Sunday. It is one of three festivals celebrated by ancient Jews with a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem and a feast. The other two are Pesach and Shavuot, the Passover and Feast of Weeks.

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins on Sunday at sundown. This is the first day of the Jewish month of Tishri, during which Jews observe the commandments of the books of Leviticus (23:23-25) and Numbers (29:1-6) to celebrate a sacred occasion and sound a horn.