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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
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 term Chol haMo’ed means ‘Intermediate days of the festival’ and refers to the days between the first and last days of the festivals of Pesach
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
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
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
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
Keeping the laws of kashrut is one of the most important things a Jewish person can do. The Hebrew word ‘kasher’ means ‘fit or proper’. It
Lag baOmer – the 33rd Day of the Counting of the Omer Lag baOmer is celebrated on the 18th of the Hebrew month of Iyar,
What is the Omer Period and why do we observe it? An omer was a measure of barley which was brought to the Temple as
Hallel On the first and second days of Pesach we sing the full Hallel (‘praise’ – a collection of Psalms praising God) (in Israel, this
There are three main customs connected with Pesach. One of these is eating matzah. The second is that we are not allowed to eat or