Category Archives: Judaism 101
Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Sunday October 2, 2016
and continues through nightfall on Tuesday October 4, 2016 .
Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday October 11, 2016
and continues through nightfall on Wednesday October 12, 2016 .
Where did the Hebrew Months and Days get their names? Yashanet has in interesting article on the derivation of those names, available at www.yashanet.com/library/hebrew-days-and-months.html
As always, you can find an updated Jewish calendar at JewFAQ.
The Festival of Sukkot begins on Tishrei 15, the fifth day after Yom Kippur. It is quite a drastic transition, from one of the most solemn holidays in our year to one of the most joyous. Sukkot is so unreservedly joyful that it is commonly referred to in Jewish prayer and literature as Z’man Simchateinu Z’mn Simchateinu (in Hebrew), the Season of our Rejoicing.