Jewish hollidays

by Amber Casper (arc2001)

Jewish traditions


The passover (Pesach,) is most commonly observed Jewish holidays. The passover is the first of three major festivals. During the passover, you cannot have an item called chametz. people also need to get rid of any utensils used to cook chametz or sell them to a non Jew.


Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of lights. Hanukkah is Jewish for dedication. A special ninth candle called the 'shammash' is used to light the other candles.Games are played often during the time of Hanukkah. Hanukkah also intertwines with Christmas.

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is for both happiness and humility. It is also customary to extend wishes for a good year. Many Jews will celebrate one day of Rosh HaShanah.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the Jews decree for New Year is sealed. There is a Yom Kippur fast. Many Jews wear white on Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur ends with a single, long blast of the shofar.

Wailing Wall

The Wailing Wall is in an old city of Jerusalem and is famous for being the only wall left of king Herold's building.It is often called the Wailing Wall by Christians to describe the Jews who came to grieve at the temple. The Term "Wailing Wall" given by Christians offends some Jews.