An Iraqi piyyut for the Feast of Tabernacles

With thanks: Rachel A

 

On the eve of Succot, the Feast of Tabernacles, I am posting this video of a traditional Iraqi piyyut, Succat Ve’Lulav. Succot recalls the sojourn of the Children of Israel in the wilderness before they entered the promised land.

Jews are enjoined to eat their meals in a hut open to the stars for seven days.

Introduced by the actor and storyteller Yossi Alfi, this psalm calls for God to spread his tabernacle

 over the people of Israel. The musicians, who play traditional Iraqi instruments, include the famous violinist Yair Dalal.

HAG SUCCOT SAMEAH!

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