Hanukkah: Dedication

Quick Facts Summary: an eight-day Jewish festival that celebrates the rededication of the Second Temple 2018 Date: 2nd – 10th December (sunset to sunset) Celebrated by: Jews, the State of Israel Linked Holidays: Purim, Diwali. Background and Theological Significance Hanukkah (in Hebrew, חֲנוּכָּה, literally meaning ‘dedication’, also translated as Chanukah) is a Jewish festival celebrating […]

Rosh Hashanah: The Head of the Year

Summary: The Jewish New Year celebration 2018 Date: 29th September – 1st October (sunset to sunset) Celebrated by: Jews, the State of Israel Linked Holidays: Yom Kippur, Jewish High Holy Days Rosh Hashanah (in Hebrew, רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה, meaning ‘the head of the year’) is the Jewish New Year festival that marks the beginning of the […]

Tisha B’Av: Commemorating Tragedy

Quick Facts Summary: a Jewish fast day that commemorates the destruction of the Jerusalem Temples   2018 Date: 21st – 22nd July (sunset to sunset)   Celebrated by: Jews, the State of Israel   Linked Holidays: The Three Weeks and the Nine Days   Background and Theological Significance Tisha B’Av (in Hebrew, תִּשְׁעָה בְּאָב) literally […]