Just and holy God,
receive our fear, our shame, our grief, our anger.
Help us to overcome them,
to use these energies in the service of healing.
Sukkot, the festival of giving thanks for the fall harvest, commemorates the years of wandering in the desert after the giving of the Torah atop Mt. Sinai.
During this fun-filled holiday, the Torah scrolls are taken from the ark and carried or danced around the synagogue seven times.