Hanukkah – the Jewish Festival of Lights
Yom Kippur, the most important day on the Jewish calendar, is the culmination of a 10-day period of penance called Yamim Noraim. Celebrated on 10th of Tishrei, Yom Kippur is preceded by the ceremony of kapparot, wh...
A freylekhn Purim! !א פריילעכן פורים
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year is celebrated on 1st and 2nd of Tishrei. The holiday reminds the creation of the world and the man.
Rosh Hashanah in the kitchen with Estera Kafka
On 20–21 September (1–2 Tishri), we are going to celebrate the beginning of the Jewish New Year 5778.
Sukkot, also known as Feast of Booths and Feast of Tabernacles, begins on 22 September. In Israel, it lasts for 7 days, in diaspora – for 8. The name of the day comes from a hebrew word “sukkah” meaning “booth” becaus...
The History of Shabbat
Kinga Banasik The most important day in the Jewish tradition is weekly Shabbat. Religious Jews gather in their homes and synagogues to celebrate together their special day. Shabbat begins on Friday evening before ...
]]Shavuot is the second most important Jewish feast. It means “weeks” since it is celebrated on the seventh day following Pesach. In Israel, Shavuot lasts one day and outside of this country it is a two-day feast. Thi...
New Year of the Trees or Ḥamisha Asar BiShvat