History - Feast of Tishri

posted May 23, 2015, 1:31 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 23, 2015, 1:31 PM ]
History-Feast of Tishri
The history of the “Feast of Tishri” is based upon the Feast of the Tabernacles, “Succos” described in the Old Testament. In the book of Leviticus, Chapter 23, Verse 34 we read, “The Fifteenth Day of this Seventh Month (Tishri) shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.” It was at one time considered the greatest festival among the early Hebrews.
The directions for the observance of the Feast are related in the Book of Leviticus, “And ye shall take you on the first day the fruit of godly trees, branches of palm trees, and boughs of thick trees and willows of the brook and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.”
In ancient days, the joyous festival was observed by the Israelites in the Palestinian Autumn when they had finished the agricultural toil of the year. They thanked God and praised Him for the abundance stored in barn and bin, and offered prayers to Him that He send new rains for the coming year.