Judaism

By: Grace Bernot

About Judaism

The Judaim symbole 's name is The Star Of David.

Judiam was created in c.1300 B.C.

There Geographic origin is in Israel.

Israel

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Jewish traditions

Dancing at a Jewish wedding.

Reading Purim story is a central part of the Purim celebration.

When a Jewish boy turns three years old he gets his first hair cut.

What Judaism is all about.

Judaism has no officai creed or universal doctrinal requirements for membership.

Judisam foceses on relationships: The relationships between god and mankind, between god and the Jewish people, and between the Jewish people and the land of Israel, and between human beings.

About Judaism's sacred book and writing.

The first five books of this comprise the Torah (or Pentateuch),he core sacred writings of the ancient Jews, traditionally written by Moses under divine inspiration.

Jewish facts

Jewish people worship on Saturdays from 8 a.m-12 p.m.

A Jewish teacher is called a Rabbi.

There are about five million Jews in the world.

Abraham

Abraham is the Jewish leader.

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More than 150K jewish prayer together at the Western Wall - Lord of forgiveness [prayer]

Jewish Holidays

Thursday, Sep. 25th, 12am

In the Jewish culture

Holiday Dates Description

Rosh HashanaSep 25-26, 2014The Jewish New Year

Yom KippurOct 4, 2014Day of Atonement

SukkotOct 9-10, 2014
Oct 11-15, 2014Feast of Tabernacles

Shmini AtzeretOct 16, 2014Eighth Day of Assembly

Simchat TorahOct 17, 2014Day of Celebrating the Torah

ChanukahDec 17-24, 2014The Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the Festival of Lights

PurimMar 5, 2015Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar

PesachApr 4-5, 2015
Apr 6-9, 2015
Apr 10-11, 2015Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread

ShavuotMay 24-25, 2015Festival of Weeks, commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai

Tish'a B'AvJul 26, 2015The Ninth of Av, fast commemorating the destruction of the two Temples

Minor holidays

Holiday Dates Description

Tu BiShvatFeb 4, 2015New Year for Trees

Purim KatanMinor Purim celebration during Adar I on leap years

Shushan PurimMar 6, 2015Purim celebrated in Jerusalem and walled cities

Days of the Omer7 weeks from the second night of Pesach to the day before Shavuot

Pesach SheniMay 3, 2015Second Passover, one month after Passover

Lag B'OmerMay 7, 201533rd day of counting the Omer

Leil SelichotSep 5, 2015Prayers for forgivenes in preparation for the High Holidays

Minor fasts

Holiday Dates Description

Tzom GedaliahSep 28, 2014Fast of the Seventh Month, commemorates the assassination of the Jewish governor of Judah

Asara B'TevetJan 1, 2015Fast commemorating the siege of Jerusalem

Ta'anit EstherMar 4, 2015Fast of Esther

Ta'anit BechorotApr 3, 2015Fast of the First Born

Tzom TammuzJul 5, 2015Fast commemorating breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar

Modern holidays

Holiday Dates Description

Yom HaShoahApr 16, 2015Holocaust Memorial Day

Yom HaZikaronApr 22, 2015Israeli Memorial Day

Yom HaAtzma'utApr 23, 2015Israeli Independence Day

Yom YerushalayimMay 17, 2015Jerusalem Day

Special Shabbatot

DatesDescription

Shabbat ShuvaSep 27, 2014Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Shabbat of Returning)

Shabbat ShekalimFeb 14, 2015Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar

Shabbat ZachorFeb 28, 2015Shabbat before Purim

Shabbat ParahMar 14, 2015Shabbat of the Red Heifer

Shabbat HaChodeshMar 21, 2015Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Nissan

Shabbat HaGadolMar 28, 2015Shabbat before Pesach

Shabbat ChazonJul 25, 2015Shabbat before Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Prophecy/Shabbat of Vision)

Shabbat NachamuAug 1, 2015Shabbat after Tish'a B'Av (Shabbat of Consolation)

Shabbat Rosh ChodeshWhen Shabbat falls on Rosh Chodesh

Shabbat Machar ChodeshWhen Shabbat falls the day before Rosh Chodesh

Rosh Chodesh

DatesDescription

Rosh Chodesh CheshvanOct 24, 2014Beginning of new Hebrew month of Cheshvan

Rosh Chodesh KislevNov 23, 2014Beginning of new Hebrew month of Kislev

Rosh Chodesh TevetDec 22, 2014Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tevet

Rosh Chodesh Sh'vatJan 21, 2015Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sh'vat

Rosh Chodesh AdarFeb 19, 2015Beginning of new Hebrew month of Adar

Rosh Chodesh Adar IIBeginning of new Hebrew month of Adar II (on leap years)

Rosh Chodesh NisanMar 21, 2015Beginning of new Hebrew month of Nisan

Rosh Chodesh IyyarApr 19, 2015Beginning of new Hebrew month of Iyyar

Rosh Chodesh SivanMay 19, 2015Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan

Rosh Chodesh TamuzJun 17, 2015Beginning of new Hebrew month of Tamuz

Rosh Chodesh AvJul 17, 2015Beginning of new Hebrew month of Av

Rosh Chodesh ElulAug 15, 2015Beginning of new Hebrew month of Elul