Jewish Holidays

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Jewish Holidays
Passover: 15th of Nisan (spring, March-April)
The Passover in Hebrew is known as Pesach. It begins in the Sunset of Monday, April 10, 2017, and ends at the nightfall of Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The Pesach is depicted in the book of Exodus 12:23. It describes the day when God passed over Israelites. During the Passover, the Israelites usually celebrate their Liberation from the Egyptian bondage. This is when God delivered them from slavery in Egypt. The Passover is also considered to be one of the most theologically important holidays in the Jewish calendar. It normally goes for eight days but in other communities, it lasts for only one week. The Jews are prohibited to eat any bread or leavened food. They are only allowed …show more content…

Sweet foods like apple and honey are taken during this period. The main activities comprise the sounding of the Shofar, ram’s horn (Hexham, 89). The Jewish also utilize the period to mend broken relationships and apologies for the mistakes made during the period year. It is symbolized by the Ram’s horn, apple, and wine. The Rosh Hashana marks a period of repentance that leads to Yom Kippur (Olitzky et al. 137).

Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement
Yom Kippur is a Hebrew name meaning the Day of Atonement. It is the holiest days in the Jewish Calendars that marks a day of fasting, prayer, and collective confession. It begins in the sunset of Tuesday, October 11, 2016, and ends at the nightfall of Wednesday, October 12, 2016. They totally do not eat food as it is a day of fast. Children younger than 13 years old and the ill are the only people allowed to eat. In addition to all the activities involving fasting, other activities entail no drinking, washing, no having sexual relationships, no wearing leather materials. It is a day when the Jewish go to the Synagogues to pray and read the book of life. Other go to memorial services called the Yizkor to honor the dead relatives. It is symbolized by white clothing and sneakers groomed with a dress. The official greeting is Shanah Tovah or hatima tovah meaning Happy New Year in Hebrew (Olitzky et al. 143).

Sukkot: Feast of Tabernacles
It is also known as Booths,

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