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.

At sundown on Oct. 23, 2016, the Jewish people will celebrate Hoshana Rabba, and at sundown the next day will begin Simhat Torah. This concludes a series of Holy Days that began on Oct. 2 with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Sukkot, the Jewish Feast of Booths, begins at sundown on Oct. 16, 2016. 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.