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Succot
Succot & Shemini Atzeret: Water

Although everything is judged on Rosh Hashana, that judgment is for potential only. On Succot we are judged on water. God determines how the rain will fall, where it fall and when. Much of
The Eye of the Hadassim – A World Redeemed

How beautiful on the mountains
 are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, 
who proclaim salvation,
 who say to Zion, “Your Lord reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices;
 together they shout for joy.
When God returns to Zion, they will see
Exiled To The Succah-Restoring God’s Glory

“And in the merit of my leaving my house to go out, may this be reckoned for me as if I have wandered afar.” In return for the Jewish exile of leaving their homes and dwelling in the succah, God considers it as if they had been exiled all the way to Babylon, and they are forgiven all their sins (Pesikta d’Rav Kahana 29).”
A Mouth of Torah

Elifaz, the suffering Job’s friend, in his third and final response to Job’s dilemma, insists that Job’s suffering must have come as a response either to failings in his treatment of other people or his thoughts denying Divine Providence.
Succah-Home-Consecration

When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because God, your Lord, Who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. When you are about to go into battle, the Cohen shall come forward and address the army.