Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

The Three Weeks

We are currently in a very serious time in the Jewish calendar. Known as the Three Weeks, it is a time of commemoration for the destruction of the holy Temples. The Three Weeks are framed by two fast days and consist of the time in between them. They begin with Shiva Asar BeTammuz, the 17th […]

Judaism’s Solar-Lunar Calendar

Jewish calendar

Today is Rosh Chodesh. This literally means, “Head of the Month” and is when we celebrate the beginning of the new Jewish month. The Jewish year doesn’t fall in step with the “regular” Gregorian calendar; we take special steps to make that happen. Summary: What is Rosh Chodesh? Rosh Chodesh is the beginning of the […]

Everything You Need to Know About Shavuot

One of the shortest and least regulated holidays in the Jewish calendar, Shavuot has surprisingly few strictures and customs. Here’s our guide to getting the most out of the holiday! What is Shavuot? Shavuot is one of the three pilgrim holidays given to the Jewish nation in the Torah (the others are Passover and Sukkot). […]