Category Archives: Judaism 101

DAYS OF AWE

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 .

http://www.jewfaq.org/rosh-hashanah

http://www.jewfaq.org/yom-kippur

TISHA B’AV

http://www.jewfaq.org/tisha-b’av

SHAVUOT

http://www.jewfaq.org/shavuot

THE COUNTING OF THE OMER

http://www.jewfaq.org/holidayb.htm

THE NAMES OF THE HEBREW MONTHS, THEIR HISTORY, AND THEIR MEANINGS

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.

SUKKOT, SHEMINI ATZERET, SIMCHAT TORAH

http://www.jewfaq.org/

SUKKOT 2015 5776

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.

http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday5.htm

HOW TO HAVE AN EASY FAST

https://www.joi.org/celebrate/yomkippur/fasting.shtml

SHABBAT SHALOM

SHAVU’OT

http://www.jewfaq.org/holidayc.htm