Hindus greet Jews on Sukkot

Hindus have sent early greetings to Jewish communities world over for Jewish autumn festival Sukkot (Festival of Booths), which begins on September 22 this year. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, expressed warmest greetings on the upcoming Sukkot; wishing happiness, health, peace, joy, prosperity, blessings and good times to all the Jews. Rajan Zed, who is the President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stressed that all religions should work together for a just and peaceful world. Dialogue would bring us mutual enrichment, he added. The festival of Sukkot, lasting seven days, is one of the three great pilgrimage festivals along with Passover and Shavuot. It is a joyful holiday and is referred as “z'man simhateinu” (season of our joy). It is also harvest festival during which it is customary to construct and live in a temporary booth known as sukkah. Judaism is a monotheistic religion of world’s about 14 million Jews whose most sacred text is Torah. Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.