Purim Purim is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the miraculous salvation of the Jewish people from the massacre planned by their Persian enemies in the 4th century BC. On this day, it is common to give food gifts and feast as a family.
Passover The Passover lasts for a whole week in early spring and celebrates the liberation of Jews from slavery in Egypt. The word Passover refers to the night when God passed by the houses, killing the Egyptian firstborns and sparing the Jews.
Shavuot Shavuot is the second of the three biggest Jewish observances. It is a public holiday in Israel, with all schools and businesses closed and most work forbidden.
Lag B’Omer Celebrated by Jewish people in England, Lag B’Omer commemorates the Jewish scholar who miraculously stopped the plague that swept thousands in the 2nd century.
Tisha B’Av Tisha B’Av, or the Ninth of Av, is a date struck with a chain of sad events in the history of Jews. All laughs and pleasures are banned on this day of mourning.
Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Jewish New Year and is celebrated with a feast. The staple foods on the table are apples, honey, autumn veggies, and fish.
Yom Kippur Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, is Israel’s holiest celebration, a day of purity and closeness to God. On that day Jews would abstain from food, drinks, marital relationships and instead spend the day praying for forgiveness.
Sukkot Sukkot is the week of a joyful Jewish festival. Its name refers to the sukkah, a temporary hut made of turf and grass, where Jews spend seven days celebrating the shelter that their people got from God during the journey in the desert.
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Hoshana Rabbah marks the seventh day of Sukkot when the judgment that happened over the Sukkot week comes to a conclusion. This day has a quieter nature compared to previous ones, but never stops people from celebrating.Hoshana Rabbah marks the seventh day of Sukkot when the judgment that happened over the Sukkot week comes to a conclusion. This day has a quieter nature compared to previous ones, but never stops people from celebrating.
Shemini Atzeret Shemini Atzeret is the eighth day of the Sukkot week, but also a major holiday on its own. A part of Yom Tov, it is highly sacred for the Jewish. Most work is prohibited for two days and replaced with religious thoughts and feasting.