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Must-Know Yom Kippur Words and Phrases

Key vocabulary for the Jewish Day of Atonement.

Tu Bishvat Foods

Recipes for the birthday of the trees, when it is traditional to eat fruit and nuts.

What Is A Sukkah?

Dwelling for Sukkot.

How To Read Eshet Hayil

Explaining this ancient song about a 'woman of valor'

Are Esther and Mordechai Buried in This Iranian Tomb?

The purported burial site of Purim's Persian queen was a pilgrimage site for Iran's Jews.

Celebrating Sukkot without a Sukkah

How to creatively approach the fall harvest holiday, even if you can't build a hut.

Haftarah for Shemini Atzeret: Summary

Solomon dedicates the Temple, and the Israelites rejoice.

A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Seder

This ritual for the Jewish New Year goes far beyond dipping apples in honey.

Jewish Calendar: Solar and Lunar

How the Hebrew calendar works.

Counting the Jewish Years

How the Jewish year is numbered.

Avodah Service

Recounting Yom Kippur traditions from the Temple period.

What Happens in Synagogue on Simchat Torah

Special ceremonies for ending and beginning the Torah cycle.