Upcoming Holidays

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot will be celebrated this year between October 16-24, 2016. Sukkot is one of the three Biblical traditional holidays of pilgrimage; an agricultural festival that originates from the Bible days and is considered a thank you tribute for the fruit harvest. Sukkot is the “Feast of...

The New Year in Jewish tradition is called Rosh-Hashanah- meaning the Head of the new Year. 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 wish each other good life. The date follows a...

The holiday of Shavuot, is one of the major festivals in Judaism. The Holiday usually takes place around seven weeks after Pessach (Passover). This year it will be celebrated on May 23-24, 2015. Shavuot’s tradition is celebrated with cheese, wine, fruit and… wearing of white clothes. Initially, Shavuot had started out...

This year, Independence Day is on Thursday, May 12, 2016. It is Israel’s 68 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

​These days we are celebrating “Tu B’Shevat”; a Jewish Holiday referring to the “New Year of the Trees”. It is a Holiday at which it is customary to eat from the variety of the fruit of the land; as blessed by God. The holiday derives from Bible origins. As of the establishment of the state of Israel, it has been a...

Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday of lights, celebrated this year as of December 6, 2015, usually it is not far from Xmas. It is being celebrated for eight days from the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev (in December) and is commemorating the re-purification of the Jewish Temple in year 165 BC, by the Maccabees,...

Yom Kippur occurs this year on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. This very important fasting day begins at sunset on Tishri 9 and lasts until three stars appear after Tishri 10. Yom Kippur is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. The observance is also known as the Day of Atonement since the events of Yom Kippur focus...

The time period between Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur– the holiest day in Judaism, a fasting day – these days are called: The (Jewish) High Holidays. The meaning of this time period stems from the fact that these are days of repentance; it is a time of reckoning, of request of pardon from those we...

The church of Dominus Flevit (“The master cried”) in Jerusalem is a beautiful Catholic-Franciscan church, that had been built on the ruins of a Byzantine church, in 1955; to commemorate Jesus’ crying when he looked at Jerusalem and realized that the city is about to lose itself to hatred, self-destruction and...

Yom Hazikaron is the name for Israel’s Memorial Day is an Israeli national holiday. This year, it takes place on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. 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...

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