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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

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

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,

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