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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...

First Landing of Christopher Columbus in America

Columbus Day

Many countries in the New World and elsewhere officially celebrate as a holiday the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as Columbus...

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Eid al-Ghadeer

18 Dhul-Hijjah 1435   Eid al-Ghadeer, observed by Shia Muslims on the 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar, is a celebration of the appointment of Ali ibn Abi Talib by the Islamic...

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...