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Hanukkah celebrated for 8 days with daily menorah lighting, known as "the festival of lights," is proof that miracles can happen. So What is Hanukkah, and why is it celebrated? What does Hanukkah mean? Find out Now.
Day of Atonement is also known as the Sabbath of all Sabbaths. Yom Ha-Kippurim, in Hebrew, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Yom Kippur has been in existence since biblical times. In the second Temple, Yom Kippur became an important day of mourning by the Rabbinic period, which still holds today. So, what is the main purpose of Yom Kippur? Jews around the world spend most of the day in synagogue hoping to seek God's forgiveness for their sins, to secure their fate, and achieve reconciliation. They do that with prayers, special services and wearing a prayer shawl...
Rosh Hashanah is the day G‑d created Adam and Eve. We celebrate it as the head of the Jewish year. This year Rosh Hashana 2020 (Jewish Year 5781) begins on Friday 9/18/20 at sundown and continues through nightfall on Sunday, September 20, 2020.
We're not sticklers for protocol -- we just sell Jewish products :) like Hanukkah Hoddies, Little Latke Baby Bodysuits, Latke Aprons, and More Hanukkah Styles. But when it comes to Hanukkah, it's essential to be on point. The rules of the menorah, on the other hand. Oy! Years of family strife and bickering over this. A shonda! Back in the day, this was no problem. Ancient Jews didn't have any rules. You want eight candles? Go for it. Nine? Sure, add a shamas, knock yourself out. Seven? Eh, whatever, we'll make up for it later. Reuse the same candle each night? What a great way to save money! Then the rabbis wrote...
Dreidel is a variation of Teetotum, a popular gambling game when the Roman Empire ruled Israel. The rules were the same, only the letters changed. It's unknown whether the Jewish version originated during Roman times or much later, because the game was popular throughout Europe for a very long time.
The world's largest dreidel was 18 feet tall and made out of recycled materials. It had to be hoisted upright by a small crane and it took three people to spin.