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Purim

What is Purim and when do we celebrate it? Purim is a joyous festival. It celebrates the story from the Book of Esther in which

The Fast of Esther (Ta'anit Esther)

When do we observe the Fast of Esther? The Fast of Esther, called Ta’anit Esther in Hebrew, is observed before Purim, usually on the 13th of the

The Tu biSh'vat Seder

Origins of the Tu BiSh’vat Seder During the 16th century, Safed (Tsfat in Hebrew) became the center of Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). Kabbalists developed new meanings

Chanukah Prayers & Blessings

Throughout Chanukah, one recites the Full Hallel, after the morning Amidah.  Al HaNisim (For the Miracles) is added to each Amidah prayer and to the

The Chanukiah

Lighting the Chanukiah The only specific mitzvah involved with Chanukah is the lighting of the chanukiah (Chanukah menorah or candelabrum) on each of the eight

Chanukah Symbols & Foods

Symbols Chanukiah (Chanukah Menorah) The term ‘menorah’ means ‘candelabrum’ and refers to the candelabrum found in the Temple in ancient Jerusalem. Some people also speak

Chanukah

What is Chanukah and When Do We Celebrate It? The name ‘Chanukah’ (also spelt ‘Hannukah’ in English) means ‘dedication’. The name of this Jewish festival

Simchat Torah

What is Simchat Torah and When Do We Celebrate It? Simchat Torah is the holyday where we finish reading the Torah and start again from

Shemini Atzeret

What is Shemini Atzeret and When Do We Celebrate It? Shemini Atzeret means ‘eighth [day of] assembly’ and occurs on the 22nd day of Tishrei,

Hoshana Rabbah

What is Hoshana Rabbah and When Do We Celebrate It? Hoshana Rabbah falls on the 21st of Tishrei, the 7th day of Sukkot and the

The 4 Species

All About the Four Species The Arbah Minim (‘Four Species’) are 4 plant species which are used ritually as part of the observance of the

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