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Tisha Beav

What is Tisha Beav? Tisha Beav is a fast day that honors the destruction of the two temples. It’s on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, generally coincides with late July or mid of August on the secular Calendar. When is Tisha Beav...
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Shavuot

What is Shavuot? Shavuot is one of the three major Jewish Biblical pilgrimage festivals, in which Jews travel to Temple in Jerusalem to bring their first fruits. Shavuot is exactly 50 days after Passover. It’s also sometimes mentioned as Feast...
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Lag Baomer

What is Lag Baomer? Between Passover and Shavuot fifty days are counted which should be the days of preparation and joy on receiving of the Torah, get turned into the days of semi-mourning. No music, weddings nor hair-cuts are allowed in these...
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Israel’s Independence Day

What is Israel’s Independence Day? Israel’s Independence Day commemorates the declaration of independence of Israel in 1948, celebrating the declaration of the state of Israel by David Ben-Gurion in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948, and the...
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Holocaust Remembrance Day

What is Holocaust Remembrance Day? To survivors, Holocaust Remembrance Day remains real and ever present but for others it seems a part of ancient history. On this day Jewish make special effort to remember Zachor, they remember those that suffered...
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Passover

What is Passover? Passover is one of the most important religious festivals of Jewish. Celebration for Passover begins on the evening of 14th of Nisan and lasts for seven days in Israel, eight days in Diaspora. When is Passover in 2011? Passover...
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Purim

What is Purim? Purim is most colorful and cheerful of all the Jewish holidays. The holiday is celebrated in the honor of Jews’ victory over oppression, recounted in detail in the “Esther Megillah”. When is Purim in 2011? Purim in 2011...
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Tu Bishvat

What is Tu Bishvat? Tu Bishvat is the New Year celebration for the trees and is celebrated mainly in Israel. When is Tu Bishvat in 2011? Tu Bishvat in 2011 is on Thursday, 20th of January. In Jewish calendar, holiday begins from the sunset...
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Chanukah

What is Chanukah? Chanukah is the festival of lights in Jewish, feast of Consecration or Maccabees. Story of Chanukah begins in 167 B.C. while Jerusalem was ruled by the Greek Empire. Antiochus the 4th king of Greece forced the Jews to reject...
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When is Simchat Torah?

What is Simchat Torah? Simchat Torah marks the end of annual cycle of reading the Torah. It is considered as one of the happiest day in the calendar of Jewish. On this festival the last section of Deuteronomy and the first section of Genesis...