Past Jewish Festivals
  • Succot Day 2 (Tabernacles 2)

    14 October 2011

    Tishrei 16 - On the 15th day of TISHREI, four days after YOM KIPPUR we celebrate the third of the Pilgrim festivals SUCCOTH. Originally a harvest festival it was given added historical significance as a commemoration of the Exodus from Egypt when our people had to live in...

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  • Shemini Atzeret (The Eighth Day of Solemn Assembly)

    20 October 2011

    Tishrei 22 - HOSHANA RABBA is the final day of the Judgement cycle which started on ROSH HASHANAH. The eighth day is SHEMINIATZERET (The Eighth Day of Solemn Assembly). The last day is SIMCHAT TORAH (Rejoicing of the Law). In Israel Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are...

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  • Simchat Torah (Rejoicing of the Law)

    21 October 2011

    Tishrei 23 - SIMCHAT TORAH marks the end of the annual cycle of the Torah reading, and the new cycle starts with the reading of the first chapter of Genesis.

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  • Chanukah Night 1 (Dedication 1)

    21 December 2011

    Kislev 25 - CHANUKAH is one of the festive holidays. Gifts are given to children at candle lighting time. Traditional food is Latkes (Potato pancakes) and a traditional game is Dreidle (Tops). The letters on the four sided Dreidle are N.G.H.S. which means Nes Gadol Hayah...

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  • Chanukah Night 8 (Dedication 8)

    28 December 2011

    Tevet 2 - CHANUKAH is one of the festive holidays. Gifts are given to children at candle lighting time. Traditional food is Latkes (Potato pancakes) and a traditional game is Dreidle (Tops). The letters on the four sided Dreidle are N.G.H.S. which means Nes Gadol Hayah Sham...

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  • Rosh Hashana - Day 1 (New Year 1)

    17 September 2012

    Tishrei 1 - Although NISAN is regarded as the first month of the Jewish calendar, we celebrate ROSH HASHANAH at the beginning of TISHRI, the seventh month, since this is traditionally considered to be the day on which the world was created. ROSH HASHANAH is celebrated...

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