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Jewish Customs and Terms

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Sukkot Sukkot, or Feast of Booths, is celebrated from the 15th through the 21st of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (usually October), and is one of the three pilgrimage holidays, on which Jews made pilgrimages to the Temple in Jerusalem Read more...
Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah, commonly referred to as the Jewish New Year, is observed on the first and second days of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, which coincides with late September and early October Read more...
Yom Kippur Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day in Judaism. It is a day of fasting and prayer that is celebrated on the 10th of the Hebrew month of Tishrei Read more...
Shavuot Shavuot (lit. weeks) marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The holiday is celebrated exactly seven weeks after the first day of Passover, which marks the Exodus itself Read more...
Pesach Pesach, or Passover, is a major Jewish holiday and one of the three Jewish pilgrimage holidays Read more...
Mimouna On the evening after the seventh day of Pesach, which is a holy rest day, Jews of North African origin, particularly Morocco, celebrate Mimouna as part of the Pesach festivities Read more...
Hanukkah (Chanukah) Unlike most of the major Jewish holidays, Hanukkah’s origin is not in the Bible, but rather in events that happened later. This is a holiday that lasts eight days and begins on the 25th of the Hebrew month of Kislev (usually in December) Read more...
Yom Kippur Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day in Judaism. It is a day of fasting and prayer that is celebrated on the 10th of the Hebrew month of Tishrei Read more...
Tishrei: Month of Festivals Tishrei, the first month of the Jewish year, offers time for both reflection and joy. When making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, there’s no better time of the year than Tishrei (Sep.-Oct.) to gain insight into many ancient traditions Read more...