Category: Jewish

These are all posts relating to Jewish dates and holidays.

Stained glass window in the Basilica of St. Louis King in Katowice Poland, XX century

Ta’anit B’chorim

Fast of the Firstborn (Hebrew: תענית בכורות‎, Ta’anit B’khorot or תענית בכורים, Ta’anit B’khorim); is a unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover (i.e. the fourteenth day of...


Tu B’Shevat

Tu BiShvat (Hebrew: טו בשבט‎) is a Jewish holiday occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. It is also called “Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot” (Hebrew: ראש השנה לאילנות‎), literally “New Year...

The Destruction of the Temple by Hayez Francesco, 1867

Asara B’Tevet

Tenth of Tevet (Hebrew: עשרה בטבת‎, Asarah BeTevet), the tenth day of the Hebrew month of Tevet, is a fast day in Judaism. It is one of the minor fasts observed from before dawn...

Colorful dreidels for sale in Machne Yehuda market, Jerusalem with Israel specific lettering on blue dreidels and diasporah lettering on orange dreidels.


Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ hah-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Chanukkah), also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is...