Mar 202012
 
Purim

“The Feast of Lots” Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people during the days of King Xerxes of Persia. According to the story a young Jewish girl saves her people from annihilation and the malice of Haman. The story is contained in the Book of Esther, which is read in its entirety on Purim. […]

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Mar 202012
 
Chanukah

Although Chanukah is a minor Jewish holiday it is the best known to non-Jewish people. This is due in part to its proximity to Christmas. Chanukah (Hanukah or Hanukkah) begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month Kislev and lasts for eight days. Chanukah like other Jewish holidays begins at sundown. In 168 BCE […]

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Mar 202012
 
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

“In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, there shall be a solemn rest for you, a sacred convocation proclaimed with a blast of ram’s horns, you shall not do any work.” Leviticus 23:24-25 The High Holy Days, The High Holidays, and The Days of Awe are all names for the Jewish […]

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