What Is Sukkot and Why Is It celebrated?

What Is Sukkot and Why Is It celebrated?

The word Sukkot is Hebrew for “booths,” and Sukkot is known as the festival of booths or, the feast of tabernacles. In biblical times, Sukkot was considered the most important festival and was simply referred to as ha-chag (the festival). Sukkot, along with Passover and Shavuot, are the three pilgrimage festivals, known as shalosh regalim, … Read more

Is Yom Kippur a Federal Holiday ?

Is Yom Kippur The Day of Atonement_

Yom Kippur is NOT a federal holiday in USA (However in Israel it is). In some areas it is a day off, and most of Jewish schools and businesses are closed. In other areas, Yom Kippur is a normal working day. Yom Kippur a National Holiday in Israel Yom Kippur is the “Day of Atonement,” … Read more

What Is Jewish Chametz: Pesach (Passover)?

What Is Jewish Pesach (Passover) Chametz ?

What Does Chametz Symbolize? Chametz must be removed from all jewish homes as preparation for Passover. But exactly what is chametz? It’s anything that is made from the five major grains (barley, wheat, oats, rye, and spelt) that has not been completely baked within eighteen minutes after coming into contact with water. Further, observant Ashkenazic … Read more