Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Yom Kippur and the Book of Jonah

Sep 28, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
Jonah and the whale

The story of the errant prophet Jonah and his notoriously hungry whale is one of the world’s most beloved Bible stories. Clocking in with just 47 verses, Jonah is one of the shortest books in the Old Testament. So what message in this little book is so important that we read it on Yom Kippur? What does a man – and a fish – have to do with the holiest […]

 

Yom Kippur Fact File

Sep 25, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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 Commandments   Five different things are forbidden on Yom Kippur. They are: Eating and drinking […]

 

Rosh Hashanah Trivia Time!

Sep 18, 2017  |  By Shira Goldstein
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!   We call Rosh Hashanah festival the Jewish New Year, but did you know that there […]

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