Mahavir Jayanti: Learning Liberation

Quick Facts Summary: a Jain festival celebrating the birth of Mahavira 2019 Date: 17th April Celebrated by: Jains, Indians (as a National Holiday) Linked Holidays: Diwali (Jainism), Buddha Jayanti (Buddhism) Background and Theological Significance Jainism developed in the Dharmic theological tradition that originated and evolved in the Indian subcontinent over the course of thousands of […]

Yom Hashoah: Remembering Destruction

Quick Facts   Summary: a commemoration for Jews killed during the Holocaust   2018 Date: 11th-12th April (sundown to sundown)   Celebrated by: Jews, the State of Israel   Linked Holidays: International Holocaust Remembrance Day (worldwide)   Background and Theological Significance   Yom HaShoah, or in full Yom Hazikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה), […]