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Jewish Holidays

Shavuot — Pentecost

Shavuot (pronounced sha-voo-OHT), which Christians know better from the Greek, Pentecost, is one of three pilgrimage festivals in which Jewish men during biblical times were obligated to go to the Temple in Jerusalem.

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Yom HaAtzmaut - Israel Independence Day

Sundown May 11 through sundown May 12, 2016 marks Israel Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut, the fifth day of the month of Iyar, which is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel, when members of the “provisional...

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Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day memorial with candle

Holocaust Remembrance Day

At sundown May 4 through sundown May 5, Israel will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day, a solemn tribute to the six million Jews murdered at the hands of the Nazi regime. But as the full meaning of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Hebrew suggests...

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The Importance of Passover

Over the past three thousand years, Passover has endured as the most celebrated and widely observed holiday in the Jewish tradition. Passover commemorates the seminal event in Jewish history — the story of the Exodus which led to the birth of the...

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Purim: A Celebration of Bravery & Deliverance from Destruction

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. During the Purim celebration, Jews participate in a boisterous public reading of the biblical book of Esther, as well as delivering baskets of food and drink to friends,...

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