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Jewish Holidays

Jewish holidays are mainly in commemoration of important moments in Jewish history, from the exodus from Egypt to the founding of the State of Israel. These holidays are scheduled on the Jewish calendar, not the Gregorian calendar.

Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah – The Jewish New Year
Rosh Hashanah is a time when Jews reflect on their actions and try to make amends with each other and God.
Man Blowing a Shofar Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur is often considered the holiest day of the Jewish year.
lulav and etrog Sukkot
Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration.
Simchat Torah Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
Coming at the conclusion of Sukkot are the two holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
Chanukah Chanukah
Though initially a minor holiday, Chanukah has become one of the paradigmatic Jewish holidays.
Tu B'Shevat Tu B’Shevat
Tu B'shevat, traditionally known as the birthday of the trees, is a time to think about relating to the natural world.
Purim Purim
Purim is the most carnivalesque Jewish holiday.
Passover Passover (Pesach)
Passover celebrates the biblical exodus from Egypt, but its focus on freedom in general has earned it a special place on the Jewish calendar.
Shavuot Shavuot
Shavuot began as a harvest festival, but it also commemorates the revelation at Sinai and the giving of the Torah.
Yom Hashoah Yom Hashoah & Yom Hazikaron
Contemporary Jews observe holidays that commemorate events in recent Jewish history.
Yom Haatzmaut Yom Ha’atzmaut & Yom Yerushalayim
Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day, is always preceded by Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers.
Tisha b'av Tisha B’Av
Tisha B'Av is a fast day that commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples.
Rosh chodesh Rosh Chodesh
Months in the Jewish calendar begin with a small celebration, known as Rosh Chodesh.
Shabbat Challah Shabbat
The Bible famously says, "Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy."
minor fasts Minor Fasts
The four minor fasts on the Jewish calendar commemorate tragedies in Jewish history.
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