Jewish Holidays - an Overview
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Jewish Time

Jewish Time

Jews keep time in a unique way from the rest of the world. Discover why the calendar begins with Creation, the month with the new moon, and the day with sunset.

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What Is Time?

What Is Time?

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As spiritual beings, we are responsible for actualizing the potential holiness that God imbues in each moment.

Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

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Like the moon, the Jewish people will rise up again and light up the night.

ABC's of Passover

ABC's of Passover

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Passover is brimming with symbols of slavery and freedom.

Crash Course on Passover

Crash Course on Passover

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A fascinating overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.

Crash Course on the Ten Plagues

Crash Course on the Ten Plagues

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A fascinating overview of the significance of the plagues.

ABC's of the Omer

ABC's of the Omer

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The significance, customs and mechanics of counting the Omer.

ABCs of Shavuot

ABCs of Shavuot

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Celebrating our receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai.

ABCs of Tisha B'Av & the Three Weeks

ABCs of Tisha B'Av & the Three Weeks

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The Jewish national period of mourning.

Crash Course on Tisha B'Av

Crash Course on Tisha B'Av

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A fascinating overview capturing the meaning of the holiday.

The Meaning of Tu B'av

The Meaning of Tu B'av

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Six events occurred on Tu B'Av, the 15th of Av, making it a festive day in the Jewish calendar.

Dancing in the Streets

Dancing in the Streets

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The mystical roots of Tu B'Av -- one of the most important days of the Jewish year.

ABC's of Elul

ABC's of Elul

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The last month of the Jewish calendar is actually the most important – serving as preparation for the High Holidays.

ABC's of Rosh Hashanah

ABC's of Rosh Hashanah

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A handy checklist of everything you need to know for the New Year.

Crash Course on Rosh Hashanah

Crash Course on Rosh Hashanah

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A fascinating overview of the holiday and how to maximize the power of the day.

ABCs of Yom Kippur

ABCs of Yom Kippur

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Guidelines for the holiest day of the Jewish year – the Day of Atonement.

Crash Course on Yom Kippur

Crash Course on Yom Kippur

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A fascinating overview on the meaning and customs of the holiest day of the year.

ABCs of Sukkot

ABCs of Sukkot

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Guidelines for the joyous Jewish outdoor festival of Sukkot.

ABC's of Chanukah  (Hanukkah)

ABC's of Chanukah (Hanukkah)

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Everything you need to know about the holiday of Chanukah - Hanukkah.

Crash Course on Chanukah

Crash Course on Chanukah

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A fascinating overview of the history and meaning of the holiday.

My Big Fat Greek War

My Big Fat Greek War

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Who are the Chanukah heroes who saved our people?

The Tenth of Tevet

The Tenth of Tevet

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One day commemorates a variety of Jewish tragedies.

ABC's of Purim

ABC's of Purim

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Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.

Crash Course on Purim

Crash Course on Purim

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A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.

Holiday List

Holiday List

The dates of the upcoming year's holidays, including links to aish.com's holiday pages.

AishLuach - Hebrew Calendar

AishLuach - Hebrew Calendar

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Now you can really stay on top of Jewish time!

Eiruv Tavshilin

Eiruv Tavshilin

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When Yom Tov falls on Friday, there is an allowance to prepare on Yom Tov for the needs of Shabbat.

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

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