Discover the meanings, traditions and spiritual significance of the Jewish Feasts and holidays.
Feast of Dedication
Chanukah is an eight-day holiday commemorating a miracle of light that took place after God delivered the Jewish people from Syrian-Greek oppressors.
Feast of Unleavened Bread
Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are among the most important holidays of the Jewish year. They commemorate God’s deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt through the Exodus.
Feast of Lots
Purim is one of the most festive of Jewish holidays, celebrating a time when the Jewish people were dramatically saved from annihilation in Persia.
Jewish New Year
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year celebrated together with the Jewish Feast of Trumpets.
Feast of Weeks
Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. It is a harvest feast and one of three pilgrimage Feasts of the year.