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Shemini Atzeret (Judaism)
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Semini Atzeret, meaning the "eighth day of assembly," is celebrated after the seventh day of Sukkot. It is often explained that Sukkot is like a seven day party, where the Creator is the host who has invited his guests for a limited time. On the eighth day, he has had such a good time that he asks for guests to stay an extra day. Semini Atzeret marks the beginning of the rainy season. On this day, no work is permitted and a prayer for rain (tefilat geshem) is recited to bring healthy crops.

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When: 10/23-10/24/2016
Begins at sundown on the 23rd

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