Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Yom Kippur Fact File

Yom Kippur Fact File Shofar

The most solemn day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur takes place on the 10th of the Hebrew month Tishrei – 10 days after Rosh Hashanah. The serious Day of Atonement comes complete with a unique set of rigid rules and customs which are intended to highlight the day’s somberness and truest meanings. Yom Kippur […]

Rosh Hashanah Trivia Time!

Rosh Hashanah trivia

The New Year is a fantastic opportunity to sit down with your family. But with two full days of the festival (this year three as Rosh Hashanah leads straight into Shabbat) you may find you’re running out of interesting conversation starters. Here are some Rosh Hashanah trivia points to fascinate your friends and family!   […]

Avinu Malkeinu | Why is Rosh Hashanah Before Yom Kippur?

You’re probably familiar with the Tishrei drill: At the beginning of the month, we celebrate two days of Rosh Hashanah; the next day is a minor fast called tzom Gedaliya;  and a week after that comes the solemn Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. This is followed by the Sukkot festivities. But did you ever stop […]