Jewish Traditions

By: Uriah Collins


Hanukah is celebrated for eight days. It starts on November 27 and ends December 5. Hanukah is also know as the Feast of Dedication and the Festival of Lights. Hanukah celebrates a victory to convince their ruler to let them keep their religion. The Jews light candles while they are in a special candle holder. The candle holder is called a menorah.

Passover is celebrated the 15th of the Jewish month Nissan. When Passover takes place the Jews honor the Exodus. The Exodus is when the Jews took a journey to escape from slavery in Egypt. Passover last for a whole seven days. According to the Jews Passover is more important than Hanukah.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and it has a two day celebration. Rosh Hashanah is the first High Holy day in the Jewish year. Rosh Hashanah is also know as the Feast of the Trumpets. the Jews believe that Rosh Hashanah is the anniversary of Adam and Eve. A "shofar" is a symbol of Rosh Hashanah.

Yom Kippur the holiest day of the Jewish year. Yom Kippur is a day of fasting and the Jews also preform ancient cerimonies. The Jews have to fast for 25 hours. Yom Kippur starts after the Jews ask God for there sins. Yom Kippur is also known as the Day of Atonement.

The Wailing Wall is also known as the Western Wall. The Jews go to the Wailing Wall to bless God. The Wailing Wall is the only remaining part of the Holy Temple. The Jews believe that God blessed the wall with Holiness. At the Wailing Wall Jews pray with a plant in their right hand and their Bible in their left hand.

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