Sukkot is a seven day festival with a “solemn assembly“on the eighth day. The eighth day came to
be known as Hoshana Rabba or the Great Hoshana. Although the church tends to use the word hoshana as if it were associated with praise, it is actually a desperate cry that means “Save us now!”
It was on Hoshana Rabbah, the eighth day of Sukkot; that Y'shua, whose name means “salvation”, received the sign of the Abrahamic Covenant in His flesh. It was also the day that Y'shua stood in the Temple and cried out, “… "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'"
Hearing this, the crowd concluded that Y'shua was proclaiming that He was Messiah and had come to pour out the Holy Spirit on all flesh. Circumcision on the eight day was instituted about 2000 years before Messiah came in the flesh. (see Genesis 17:12) Could it be that Yahveh established this practice precisely so that Messiah would not only be circumcised on Hoshana Rabbah, but would also be revealed as the Savior on the day that all Israel was crying out “Save us now!”