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Shavuot

The second of the three Pilgrim Festivals, Shavuot, is celebrated for 2 days outside Israel (and in Israel for 1 day). The name ‘Shavuot’ means ‘weeks’

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day)

WHAT IS YOM YERUSHALAYIM AND WHEN DO WE CELEBRATE IT? Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, falls on 28 Iyar. It commemorates what is, in our era,

Poems for Yom HaZikaron

Below is a selection of poems by Israelis written in commemoration of particular battles or wars. These poems are often read on Yom HaZikaron.  POEMS

Fast of the First Born

The Fast of the Firstborn (Ta’anit B’chorot) commemorates the horrific tenth plague that God inflicted on Pharaoh and the Egyptian people.  After Pharaoh had again

Pesach Observances

How Pesach is Observed There are three central observances connected with Pesach. These are the eating of matzah, the prohibition against eating or even owning

The 3 Pilgrim Festivals

There are three Jewish festivals referred to as the ‘Pilgrim Festivals’. Each festival of these three reflects an agricultural theme connected to the produce of the land

Holydays & Fasts

In this section or our website you will find information about all manner of Jewish holydays, whether they be High Holydays such as Rosh haShanah

Jewish Calendar

The Jewish calendar differs from the common one. It is based on the revolutions of the moon around the earth, whereas the common calendar is

Jewish Prayer

This section of our website contains a number of pages about Jewish prayer, including an overview of Jewish prayer and pages specifically about some Jewish

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