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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 A set of the 4 species, including a particularly green looking etrog (the fruit resembling a bumpy lemon) The Arbah

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

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