Feast of Tabernacles draws thousands of Christian pilgrims

13.10.2011                      15.Tischrei. 5772                       Sukkot 1

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Feast of Tabernacles draws thousands of Christian pilgrims

Int'l Christian Embassy welcomes 6,000 Christian pilgrims from over 80 countries to Jerusalem for its annual week-long celebration of the Christian celebration of Succot.

The Feast of Tabernacles begins Thursday evening at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center with delegations from countries that include Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Russia, South Africa, Thailand and the United States. The event is the largest solidarity mission to Israel this year, injecting an estimated $15 to $18 million into the local economy.
Pilgrims will come to pray for peace in Jerusalem and to extend their blessings to Israel. They believe that commemorating the feast is a step towards the fulfilment of the prophecy of Zecharia, which anticipated that "the nations shall go [to Jerusalem] every year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Succot."…