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Your Guide to Jewish Holidays

The three categories of Jewish holidays, celebrations and commemorations.


Modern Jewish Holidays 101

There are a handful of holidays that have entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century. For the most part, these holidays are associated with the Holocaust and the rebirth of the State of Israel.


What Is Lag Ba’Omer?

The 33rd day of the Omer is an occasion for happiness during an otherwise mournful period.

How to Count the Omer

A guide to the ritual that occurs between Passover and Shavuot.

Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Memorial Day

An annual venue for remembering the victims

Blessing for Counting the Omer

The blessing in transliteration and English.

Lag Ba’Omer Quiz

Test your knowledge of this minor Jewish holiday!

Minor Fasts Quiz

How much do you know about these days of mourning?

Yom Hazikaron: Israel’s Memorial Day

This day honoring fallen soldiers immediately precedes Israel's Independence Day.

Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love

Tu B'Av, the 15th day of the month of Av, is a Day of Love in Judaism.

How to Lead a Tu Bishvat Seder

The modern seder draws on elements of its mystical predecessor.

Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day

The newest holiday on the Jewish calendar celebrate the reunification of Israel's capital.

Tisha B’Av 101

Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the month of Av (which month coincides with July and/or August), is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar.

Planting Trees for Tu Bishvat

This act has always been held in high regard in Judaism.