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 Sep 22 '13 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 Sep 24 '13 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 Apr 17 '14 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 Sep 22 '14 at 15:21
  • closely related (dupe?): judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/16705/… – Charles Koppelman Sep 22 '14 at 15:55

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