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INFORMATION ABOUT PURIM BJE: Purim (Introduction) The Scroll of Esther – Megillat Esther Food on Purim Links to Purim Books, Stories & Songs Akhlah: Purim
INFORMATION ABOUT CHANUKAH BJE: Chanukah (Introduction) Chanukah Symbols & Foods Lighting the Chanukiah Chanukah Prayers & Blessings Chabad Kids: The Story of Chanukah in
WHEN IS SHEMINI ATZERET AND WHY DO WE CELEBRATE IT? Shemini Atzeret falls on the day after Sukkot, on the 22nd of Tishrei. Its name
WHAT IS HOSHANA RABBAH? Hoshana Rabbahh is is the special name for the seventh day of Sukkot. It is the end of the serious time
WHAT IS SUKKOT? ‘Sukkah’ is the Hebrew word for ‘booth’ or ‘tabernacle’. ‘Sukkot’, the plural, is the name of the festival of booths. Sukkot were the
WHAT IS YOM KIPPUR? ‘Yom Kippur’ means the ‘Day of Atonement’. That is, the day when we try to make up for any wrong things
Rosh haShanah means ‘Head of the Year’ in Hebrew. It is the beginning of ten days when Jewish people think very carefully about their behaviour during
ACTIVITIES BJE: Challah (cloze sentences) Challah WordSearch Creation and Shabbat Havdalah Havdalah Words (hangman) Shabbat Kiddush Shabbat in Shule Shabbat Shemini (hangman) Shabbat – A
Shabbat begins as night falls on Friday and ends after nightfall on Saturday. It is a very precious time of the week: a time where
CANDLESTICKS The candle is a very important symbol for Jews. Fire is warm and inviting. The Kabbalah (Jewish Mysticism) says that the flame is a
Tu B’Av means the 15th day of the month of Av in the Hebrew lunar calendar. The tet and vav (which make up the word
The month of Tammuz is the fourth month of the Jewish calendar. In its earliest occurrence, Tammuz begins on June 10th and ends on July