Holidays

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HOLIDAYS חגים

Throughout the year there are numerous holidays that we celebrate. Each holiday relates to a special time or event in Jewish history that we want to commemorate and celebrate. There are special prayers, Torah readings and pizmonim that we use on each holiday. Please note that holiday schedules are slightly different in Israel and outside of Israel. On this website, I will be mainly focusing on the reading that we use outside of Israel.

HOLIDAYS חגים
YAMIM NORA'IIM
ימים נוראים
The Yamim Nora'iim begin on Rosh Hashanah which starts the new year and ends on Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement.
SUCCOT
סוכות
Succot is a joyous holiday that begins a few days after Yom Kippur. The term Succot is derived from the word Succah which is the temporary home that we build and reside in during the holiday. 
PESACH
פסח
Pesach, also known as Passover, is the holiday commemorating the redemption of the Jewish nation from Egypt. The Matzah (unleavened bread) is traditionally eaten on this holiday.
SHAVUOT
שבועות
Shavuot, the third of the Shalosh Regalim, commemorates the day that God gave the Jewish nation the Torah on Har Sinai.
HANNUKAH
חנוכה
Hannukah is a holiday when we light candles for eight days. This holiday is celebrated to remember the rededication of the second Beit Hamikdash during the times of the Hashmonaim.
PURIM
פורים
Purim is the holiday that we celebrate in the month of Adar to remember  the deliverance of the Jewish nation during the Persian Empire from Haman's destructive plot.
ROSH HODESH
ראש חודש
The beginning of every month is termed Rosh Hodesh. It is a special day (sometimes it's two days) when we sing the Hallel and read special Torah portions.
TAANIT
תענית
There are certain days in the year when we fast to commemorate certain tragic and significant events in Jewish history. Special prayers and Torah reading are said during those days.
Lag Ba'Omer
ל''ג בעומר
Starting on the second night of Pesach till the holiday of Shavout, we count the Omer everyday for a total of seven weeks. The thirty third day of the counting is also known as Lag Ba'Omer.

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