Category: Jewish

Simchat Torah

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

22-23 Tishrei 5775 The holiday of Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת) immediately follows the conclusion of the holiday of Sukkot. The Hebrew word shemini means “eighth”, and refers to its position on “the eighth day”...

Sephardic Jews Observe Hoshana Rabbah

Hoshana Rabbah

21 Tishrei 5775 The seventh day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, 21st day of Tishrei, is known as Hoshana Rabbah (Aramaic: הוֹשַׁעְנָא רַבָּא, “Great Hoshana/Supplication”). This day is marked by a special synagogue...

Sukkot in the Synagogue

Sukkot Begins

15 Tishrei 5775 Sukkot, Succot or Sukkos (Hebrew: סוכות‎ or סֻכּוֹת sukkōt or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of...

Weinles_On_the_eve_of_Yom_Kippur

Yom Kippur

10 Tishrei 5775 Yom Kippur (Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר, IPA: [ˈjom kiˈpuʁ], or יום הכיפורים), also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. Its central themes...