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Sukkot

What is Sukkot and when do we celebrate it? ‘Sukkah’ is the Hebrew word for ‘booth’ or ‘tabernacle’. ‘Sukkot’, the plural, is the name of

Services on Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, we enter the synagogue in awe and trembling because the books of the living and the dead are open before God. Included

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

What is Yom Kippur and When Do We Observe It? ‘Yom Kippur’ literally means the ‘Day of Atonement’. It is a day of fasting which

Rosh HaShanah Links to other Sites & Pages

About.com: What is Rosh Hashanah? Akhlah, the Children’s Learning Network: Rosh Hashanah Aish Hatorah: The High Holydays Chabad: Rosh Hashanah Judaism 101: Rosh Hashanah Jewish

How to Make a Shofar

The shofar is a polished ram’s horn blown during Jewish ceremonies. When making a shofar it is most important to only use the horn of

How to Buy a Shofar

How to Buy A Shofar The shofar is perhaps one of the strangest among the items used for Jewish ritual. It is basically the horn

The Shofar

The shofar is a polished ram’s horn used in Jewish services at certain times of the year; in ancient times, it was used to summon

Symbols & Customs

Apples and honey On Rosh HaShanah it is customary to eat apples dipped in honey. The apples remind us of the roundness of the year

Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year)

What is Rosh HaShanah and when do we celebrate it? Looking for a page written for children? Please see our page Rosh HaShanah Explained for

Tisha b'Av (9th of Av)

‘Tisha b’Av’ means ‘the 9th of Av’ (a month in the Jewish calendar). It is a major fast day and marks the end of the

17th of Tammuz

The 17th of Tammuz marks the beginning of the ‘Three Weeks’, a period of semi-mourning lasting until Tisha b’Av (the 9th of Av). It falls

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