Jewish Holidays

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What is Yom Kippur? Yom Kippur is a very powerful day in the Hebrew calendar. While most know it as the ‘Day of Atonement,’ Yom Kippur can also mean the ‘Day of Cleanse,’ for on this day, we are commanded to ‘afflict our souls’ and ‘do no work’ so that G-d might forgive us, cleanse us, and purify us of [...]
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The Fast of Gedaliah, or Tzom Gedaliah, happens the day after Rosh Hashanah. This year it takes place on September 28, 2022. It’s considered a “minor” fast day, occurring from sunrise to sundown, and many very observant Jews will be abstaining from food or drink. While some view the fast as a necessary “health day” after perhaps eating too much [...]
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When thinking about Rosh Hashanah food, one almost automatically thinks of the famous apples and honey combination, and for many Jews apples and honey symbolize the Jewish New Year itself. But that’s not all! As Rosh Hashanah 2022 is now less than a month away (beginning at sundown on Sunday, September 25), it’s time to familiarize ourselves with the rest of the traditional Rosh Hashanah [...]