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Thursday, 23 January 2014 07:23

10th of Tevet

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The Tenth of Tevet is a Jewish fast day marking Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. 

In Jewish consciousness, a fast day is a time to

 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 07:20

Hanukkah

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Hanukah is also known as the Festival of Lights. 

This is celebrated at roughly the same time as Christmas, purely because

 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 06:34

Simchat Torah

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Jewish people publicly read a few chapters of their holy book, the Torah, in synagogue every week. 

They start with Genesis 1, and on Simchat Torah they complete Deuteronomy 34. On the same day they start with

 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 06:28

Shemini Atzeret

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Shemini Atzeret means "the assembly of the eighth (day)."

The Jews believe that our Creator can be compared to a host, who invites us as

 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 21:01

Sukkot

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Sukkot takes place on the fifth day after Yom Kippur, and is based on Leviticus 23: 33 etc. 

It is a joyful holiday. 

Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the forty years during which the children of Israel wandered in the desert and lived in temporary shelters. 

Sukkot is also the

 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 07:47

Yom Kippur

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Yom Kippur means "Day of Atonement". 

The holiday occurs on the 10th day of the month of Tishri in the Jewish year. 

The holiday is based on

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 06:57

Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah is the first and second days of the first Jewish month of Tishrei.

In Israel Rosh Hashanah is the only holiday that is kept for 2 days.  The day is considered too important to be observed for only 24 hours, and both days are considered one long day of 48 hours. 

Rosh Hashanah is the

 

Sunday, 12 January 2014 15:32

Tish'a B'Av

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This is a day of mourning to commemorate the many tragedies that the Jewish people had experienced. 

A number of these tragedies occurred on Tisha B'Av, which means

 

 

Sunday, 12 January 2014 10:43

Shavuot

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This two-day festival celebrates the day on which God gave the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3300 years ago.

The word Shavuot means

 

Sunday, 12 January 2014 08:44

Lag B'Omer

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This festive day is the anniversary of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai.  

People celebrate the day with 

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