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Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Temple after a group of Jewish warriors defeated the mighty Greek army and the miracle of a little oil that lasted eight days and continues to illuminate our lives to this day.
A fast day. On the 10th day of the Jewish month of Tevet, the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem, setting in motion a long series of tragedies for the Jewish people.
The 15th of Shevat marks the New Year for the Trees. We celebrate our connection to the environment and appreciate the fruits of the Land of Israel.
Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.
Passover (Pesach) celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.
Lag B'Omer is the anniversary of the passing of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar, and the end of a pandemic that raged amongst the disciples of Rabbi Akiva.
A 49-day count between Passover and Shavuot, preparing for the day the Torah was given.
Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments are read in synagogues, just as they were in the desert on Mt. Sinai over 3,300 years ago.
The “Three Weeks” and Tisha B’Av are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temples and the exile.
The final month of the Jewish year, dedicated to introspection and repentance. Selichos, special prayers, and supplications are recited.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, a day of judgment and coronation of G‑d.
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year. It is a day of fasting and repentance, affording a person the opportunity to cleanse himself of his sins and renew his relationship with our Creator.
The seven days of Sukkot—celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing—is the time we camp out under the stars seven days and remember that G-d is our ultimate protection.
Following the seven joyous days of Sukkot, comes the happy holiday known as Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah, when we dance with the Torah.