The Jewish

Traditions, customs, festivals, and cultural traditions

Wailing Wall

When Jews are at the Wailing Wall they go there to pray and remember the only wall left of kings Solomon's temple. The jews usally wheres black clothing or white clothing. They pray by standing up against the wall and moving their head.


There is also a celebration called the passover during that time the jews remember the exodus the journey of the hebrews out of slavery. To celebrate this event they eat a meal called a seder.


Another tradition is hanukkah which falls in December. According to legend, though, the jews didn't have enough lamp oil to celebrate at the temple. The oil they had enough for only one day burned for eight full days. Today jews celebrate this event. Its eight light holders represent the eight days through which the oil burned. Many jews also get gifts on these nights.

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a the Jewish New Year festival September first is when its held. It is marked by the blowing of the Shofar, the ten days of penitence begin culminating in Yom Kippur.

Yom Kippur

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.