Posts by: Aaron Fin

The New Year in Jewish tradition is called Rosh-Hashanah- meaning the Head of the new Year. This year it will occur on September 20-23, 2017. In synagogues and temples a shofar, ram’s horn is sounded to call the people to repent. At the beginning of the New Year, God decides the fate of the soul for the year. People...

This year, Independence Day will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. It is Israel’s 69 years’ day! It is a happy day for all Israelis, a day for trips, get together and family-friends outings. The most often seen site is the BBQ, held in nearly every home in the country. Read more about the Holiday

The official date given by the United Nations in their partition vote for the creation of the new entity of Israel was May 15th, 1948. Thus, May 14th was set to be the last day of the British Mandate. At 4 p.m., the British lowered their flag and the Jews immediately raised their own. It was a flag designed in 1897 by...

Yom Hazikaron is the name for Israel’s Memorial Day is an Israeli national holiday. This year, it will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017. The holiday is watched on the 4th day of the month of Iyar (of the Hebrew calendar), consistently foregoing the next day’s commemorations of Israel Independence Day, Yom...

Passover, the Jewish holiday, or “Pessach” in Hebrew; is the one most commonly observed, even by otherwise non-observant Jews. Pessach begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. It is the first of the three major festivals with both historical and agricultural significance (the other two are Shavu’ot...

Purim is a celebration that symbolizes the liberation of the Judaic people of the old Persian Kingdom from Haman’s conspiracy to exterminate them, as noted in the Scriptural Volume of the book (scroll) of Esther. It is a holiday of costumes and dressing-up, and of many celebrations. The tale conforms to history, in...

The Jewish Purim holiday is an Israeli annual dress-up and costumes’ party for children of all ages. This year -2017- the holiday is being celebrated on March 18-19. All ages literally thrive on this holiday….    The Purim holiday is also being celebrated with a variety of Parades in various cities throughout the...

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Mount Hermon is also known as “the Snow mountain of Israel”.  The Hermon Mountain is located at the most northern point of the state of Israel. It rises to nearly 3,000 meters,  The snow at the mountain is season-based; in winter the entire mountain is covered with snow, not only its top. Geographically, the mountain is...

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday, throughout the month of December, the city of Haifa hosts a variety of celebrations. 2016 is the 23rd time that this Holiday/Festival takes place. The city of Haifa welcomes the cultural religions, cuisines and scenery of its diversity. Come, join the fun! Link to Website   

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