The Jewish Calendar 2015-2016: Jewish Year 5776 16-Month

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If you would like to search for a specific event, please use the search box at the top right of the site. It is an admission of our failures to live up to the promises we had made to Adonai and ourselves as well as to others over the course of the year, an admission that is an important first step towards the self-improvement that teshuvah reaquires. During these months, and particularly in August, many businesses and offices are closed for a week or two and all or most of the workers go on their annual vacations with their families, in Israel or abroad.

Hanukkah (Open Media Pamphlet)

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Services include English, Hebrew and music. Isn’t Yom Kippur the most famous fast day on the Jewish calendar? "One who eats and drinks on the ninth, is considered by the Torah to have fasted on both the ninth and the tenth" (Talmud Yoma 81b). The date of Shavuot is directly linked to that of Passover. Judaism promotes community and family life. Traditional families wear it all the time, while some put it on only during eating, praying, and studying. Deleting the events in the Holiday category before importing holidays will eliminate this message.

The Koren Broyer Megillat Kohelet - Ecclesiastes: A Hebrew

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Mache Seibel is an international expert on the subjects of women’s wellness and menopause and a former Harvard Medical faculty member. A fact rarely covered in the world press. It reminds us that our own fortune is tied to the fortunes of our fellow humans and to all creation. ****NEEDS WORK*** - Kol Nidre is said on the eve of Yom Kippur. - Meaning: by saying it we ask God to forgie the vows we have broken between God and ourselves Kol Nidre is said at beginning of an evening service for Yom Kippur. - All vows, obligations, promises, and oaths made in the previous year are null and void.

The Jewish Calendar 2011-2012: 2012 Engagement Calendar

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Those Orthodox Jews who go on to become rabbis study at special colleges called yeshivot (singular: yeshivah). This worship took place in recognition of the Spring Equinox. A key medieval Jewish Spanish poet and philosopher's devotional poetry, some of which was adopted into liturgy. Broadly speaking, Zionists are proud that a small and struggling state made up mainly of Jews has created a modern democracy out of what were barren mountainsides, near deserts, and mosquito-breeding marshes.

Days of Awe : Being a Treasury of Traditions, Legends and

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Additionally, the other holidays have centuries old Hebrew holiday traditions which many Jewish people adhere even to this day. I am the Lord your God.” (Leviticus 23:42-43) We are also commanded to “take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy branches and poplars, and rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days.” (Leviticus 23:40) Sukkot is the ingathering; it’s the time to remember how the Lord provided for us as we wandered in the desert for 40 years.

Light Another Candle: Story and Meaning of Chanukah

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This week we mark 15 Av, a day that celebrates Jewish matchmaking and marriage. Living Judaism: The Complete Guide to Jewish Belief, Tradition and Practice. Hence, the names are actually Babylonian month names. Traditionally, Buddha's Birthday is known as Vesak or Visakah Puja (Buddha's Birthday Celebrations). Yom Kippur is considered by many the most important holiday in Judaism. Wearing Leather Shoes - During the fast it is forbidden to wear leather shoes.

Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee

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Pesach -- Passover ( Leviticus 23: 5-14), the Feast of the Exodus from Egypt, unleavened bread festival. It was while he celebrated the festival that, according to biblical accounts, Jesus was arrested by Roman soldiers; Good Friday is the Christian holy day marking his crucifixion and death. Yom Ha-Atzma'ut, in late April or May, commemorates the day that the British Palestinian mandate expired, and David Ben-Gurion declared the creation of the State of Israel within the lands that the UN had set aside for a Jewish state in Palestine.

Experiencing the Torah

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Jews may eat fish that have both fins and scales that are detachable from the skin. Pûrîm " lots ") is a joyous Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Persian Jews from the plot of the evil Haman, who sought to exterminate them, as recorded in the biblical Book of Esther. Such a call, for the resurrection of a charismatic leader, is antithetical to mainstream Judaism (and has been so throughout history as mainstream Jews denounced one false messiah after another) In terms of belief, the Hasidic movement hardly differs from the Orthodox movement except that it is consistently more stringent and more extremist.

Memory and Meaning-Yizkor Essays

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Tashlich, which means 'to cast away' in Hebrew, is the practice by which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically 'throw away' their sins by throwing a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which start on Friday. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis ushered in the holiest day of the Jewish calendar at sundown Friday as nearly the entire country ground to a halt for Yom Kippur, Judaism's day of atonement, observed with a 25-hour fast and long prayers.

Cyber Sonnet Card: Hanukkah "The Dreidel of Peace"

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As such, it represents the start of the Biblical year for counting the festivals ( Exod. 12:2 ). In the Diaspora (exile), where Shemini Atzeret lasts for two days, each day is popularly known by a different name: the first day as Shemini Atzeret, and the second day, when the reading of the final portion of Deuteronomy is concluded, as Simhat Torah. The Jews celebrate Purim through public readings of the book of Esther and giving food and money to the poor. Shemini Atzeret is sort of an extra day tacked onto the end of Sukkot; Simchat Torah celebrates the completion of the annual cycle of Bible readings in sabbath services.