Jewish traditions

by: mia montivero

Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights

Hanukkah is a Festival of Lights and it remembers the Rededication of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Another name for Hanukkah is Chanukah

The Jewish New Year festival, held on the first day in September. It is marked by the blowing of the shofar, and begins the ten days of penitence culminating in Yom Kippu

the most solemn religious fast of the Jewish year, the last of the ten days of penitence that begin with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

The Wailing Wall

The wailing wall is located in Jerusalem. Today there is a fence (mechitzah) separating the women between the men. Jewish men do not believe it is acceptable to pray right alongside women. the men of course got the bigger side for their prayers.

Passover is the major Jewish spring festival that commemorates the liberation of the Israelite from Egyptian slavery, lasting seven or eight days from the 15th day of Nisan

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