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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

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

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