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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
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
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
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
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 The shofar is perhaps one of the strangest among the items used for Jewish ritual. It is basically the horn
Rosh HaShanah begins a period of time known as the Ten Days of Repentance or the Days of Awe. These are serious days and the
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
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
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’ means ‘the 9th of Av’ (a month in the Jewish calendar). It is a major fast day and marks the end of the
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