It is the custom among Ashkenazim to read Kohelet on the Shabbat of Chol HaMoed Sukkot.

Is there any reason why Sephardim never took on (or stopped) this custom?

  • Masheces tannis(antiochos) used to be read
    – sam
    Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 17:53
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    @sam megillat taanit and megillat antiochos are two different megillot. It was antiochus that was read (only) by Italian Jewry: jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/10553-megillat-anteyokos
    – Aryeh
    Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 7:18
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    There is a theory that the only reason we read Kohelet on Sukkot is because we read the other megillot on the other holidays. Someone realized that we've got a leftover book (Kohelet) and holiday (Sukkot), and decided to rectify the situation.
    – Shmuel
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 20:15
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    The theory stated above doesn't make any sense because the megillot only became the megillot because they were all read out loud. Before that, they were just other books in ketuvim.
    – user7085
    Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 15:21
  • closely related (dupe?): judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16705/… Commented Sep 22, 2014 at 15:55


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