Festivals & holidays

Israel has many holidays and festivals throughout the year, including Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Passover, and many more. In the following posts, you can learn everything you need to know about them. Some require prior planning, like being prepared for no public transportation.

What is Shabbat?

Shabbat is the seventh day of the Jewish week. In Hebrew, “Shabbat” comes from the verb “Lishbot,” which means “to stop working.” According to the Bible, GOD created the world…

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My Rosh Hashanah

When I refer to dates, I use the Western Calendar. I call the months by their Western – or Christian, however you call it – names: there’s October and August…

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