Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Hanukkah Traditions 101

Oct 10, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Now that the High Holidays are over, it’s Hanukkah season! Hanukkah 2021 begins at sundown on Sunday, November 28, and it’s never too early to brush up on the holiday traditions and make sure you have everything you need. Learn about where Hanukkah comes from and the most common holiday customs and their origins below! The Origins of Hanukkah Hanukkah (also commonly spelled Chanukah) was established in honor of the […]

 

Hanukkah Prep: Menorahs 101

Oct 10, 2021  |  By Evelina G

Hanukkah will be here in less than two months, and Jews all over the world will be lighting their Hanukkah menorahs, or hanukkiahs, for eight nights in a row starting with the evening of Sunday, November 28. Lighting the 9-branched menorah, whether with oil or candles, is Hanukkah’s most central and iconic ritual. Due to this centrality and importance, a number of specifications and traditions have developed regarding what a […]

 

Everything You Need To Know About Simchat Torah 2021

Sep 27, 2021  |  By Rachel Feldman

Simchat Torah (literally “the Joys of the Torah,” in Hebrew) is a jovial fall Jewish holiday filled with lots of singing, dancing, and joy, making it a favorite among children and adults alike. This year, Simchat Torah begins at sundown on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 and will be celebrated throughout the next day as well.  One thing that sets Simchat Torah apart from other celebrations like Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, and […]