The three categories of Jewish holidays, celebrations and commemorations.
The celebration of Israeli independence is marked each year on the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar.
This annual day of remembrance of the victims is observed by Jewish communities worldwide.
The practices associated with this holiday are closer to the experience of being a refugee than to being a mourner.
Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, is testament to the failure of prayer to avert national catastrophe.
At the core of Lamentations is an expression of faith in the human capacity to survive in a broken world.
There are a handful of holidays that entered Jewish life in the latter half of the 20th century.
This special reading for Tisha B'Av sets the tone for this tragic and mournful day
This famous psalm is read on the eve of Tisha B'Av and sets the tone for an emotionally challenging holiday.
Why would learning sacred Jewish texts be forbidden on this day of fasting and mourning?
The destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem is commemorated with a period of mourning.
Beliefs & Practices
In addition to Yom Kippur, there are many public and private fasts in Judaism.
From Hitler's rise to power to the Nuremberg trials, key events of the Shoah.
How much do you know about this environmentally friendly holiday?
While following a tradition of praying for the government, this prayer has some significant differences.