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Sunday, 12 January 2014 10:43

Shavuot

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

 

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Sunday, 12 January 2014 08:44

Lag B'Omer

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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Saturday, 04 January 2014 20:27

Tu B'Shevat

Tu B'Shevat is the New Year for Trees. "Tu" is the number 15 in Hebrew, and Tu B'Shevat is the fifteenth day of the month of Shevat. 

Judaism has several different "new years", each with a different purpose, just as for example the calendar year or the school year in the Western calendar. Tu B'Shevat is the New Year for the purpose of

 

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