A Comprehensive Guide to the Jewish High Holy Days

Jewish holidays are some of the most important celebrations in the Jewish religion. They commemorate different events in history and provide a time for families and friends to come together and celebrate. There are many different Jewish holidays, but some of the most popular ones are Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, and Passover. Also check: Jewish Travel

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and is typically celebrated in September or October. This holiday lasts for two days, and on these days, Jews will attend synagogue, pray, and spend time with family and friends. They will also eat special foods like apples dipped in honey to symbolize a sweet new year.

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Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement and is considered the most important day of the Jewish year. On this day, Jews fast from sundown to sundown as a way of repenting for their sins. They will also attend synagogue services and pray throughout the day.

Hanukkah is an eight-day holiday that commemorates the miracle of the oil lasting for eight days when the Jews were fighting for their freedom. This holiday is typically celebrated in December, and on each of the eight nights, Jews will light a candle in a special menorah. They will also eat fried foods like latkes and sufganiyot and play games like a dreidel.

Passover is a holiday that commemorates the Exodus from Egypt. On this holiday, Jews eat matzah (unleavened bread) and avoid eating leavened bread or anything made with yeast. They will also have a special Seder meal on the first night of Passover, where they tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt. The holiday lasts for seven days, and on the last day, Jews celebrate with a special meal called a Seder.