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Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
  • Jewish Children in a Park

    The ABCs of Yom Kippur

    It's the holiest day of the Jewish year. Might as well know what we're doing and get it right!

Sukkot
  • Etrog and Lulav of Sukkot

    From Fasting to Feasting

    After cleansing our souls on Yom Kippur, Jews celebrate wholeness and spontaneity during the festival of Sukkot

Simchat Torah
  • Indian Jews

    Love at First Sight

    On Simchat Torah, Mary Blye Howe celebrates what Torah means to her and the Jewish community.

Hanukkah
  • Hanukkah menorah

    The Beliefnet Guide to Hanukkah

    Celebrate the eight-day festival of lights beginning on the 25th of Kislev.

Tu B'Shevat
Purim
Passover
  • Passover Seder Plate

    Passover

     Eight-day festival marking the liberation of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt (begins at sundown April 9).

Shavuot
  • Lammas Wheat Field

    Shavuot

     Shavuot marks the time when the first harvest was taken to the Temple. Also known as the Festival of Weeks.

Tish'a B'av
  • Jewish Star of David on blue background

    Tish'a B'Av

    Remembering the destruction of the holy temple and other tragedies through Jewish history.

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