The Jewish holidays are observed throughout the year and include religious, cultural, and national elements. They are derived from three sources: Biblical mitzvot (commandments), rabbinic mandates, and the history of the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
In the fall, Jewish communities the world over observe what is known in Hebrew as Hayamim Hanoraim(the Days of Awe). This 10-day period opens with Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) celebrated for two days, and concludes with the one-day observance of Yom Kippur(Day of Atonement). The 10 days are a time for reflecting on the past […]