Major Jewish Holidays. Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Passover Chanukah. Rosh Hashanah. --“Jewish New Year” --Western New Year ≠ Jewish New Year --Observances: casting away sins, no work, day of prayer. Rosh Hashanah. --Jewish Year 5770: sunset September 18, 2009 - nightfall September 20, 2009
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--“Jewish New Year”
--Western New Year ≠ Jewish New Year
--Observances: casting away sins, no work, day of prayer
--Jewish Year 5770: sunset September 18, 2009 - nightfall September 20, 2009
--Jewish Year 5771: sunset September 8, 2010 – nightfall September 10, 2010
Apples with Honey
--Day of Atonement
--Last chance to change your judgment
--Observances: 25-hour fast, prayer, absolutely no work
--Considered holiest day of the year
--”passing over” the Jews when God was slaying the first born of Egypt
--Observances: cannot eat chametz—any bread that has not been cooked within 18 minutes after the grain has come into contact with water.
--Bread did not raise—symbolically removing the “puffiness” or arrogance from our lives
--Specific order to what cannot be eaten, when, how it is prepared, and when hands must be washed during food preparation
--Celebration of a military battle
--Festival of Lights and the oil-based miracle
--Observances: eating, playing games, gelt, prayers
--to celebrate the oil-based miracle, Jews eat food rich in oil: latkes, sufganiyot, and some types of cheese.