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Icy Hearts

In the winter, the ice and bitter winds take on a character of their own. The agents of winter make their way around our world, settling upon oceans and...

When is Lag b'Omer?

Lag b'Omer is on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. For the year 2013, Lag b'Omer starts at nightfall, Saturday, April 27th,...

When is Purim?

Purim is on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar.1 [During a leap year, Purim is on the 14th day of Adar II.] For the year 2013, Purim...

When is Chanukah?

Chanukah begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev and lasts for eight days.1 For the year 2012, Chanukah starts at nightfall,...

When is Shavuot?

Shavuot is the 6th and 7th day of the Hebrew month of Sivan. [In Israel, Shavuot is a one day holiday, the 6th of Sivan.] For the year...

When are Sukkot and Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah?

Sukkot is a seven day holiday which begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei and concludes on the 21st. Outside of Israel the first two...

When is Yom Kippur?

Yom Kippur is the 10th day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. For the year 2013, Yom Kippur starts at sundown, Friday, September 13th, and ends at...

When is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is the 1st and 2nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei.1 For the year 2012, Rosh Hashanah starts at sundown, Sunday, September 16th, and...

How do we know that the "Seventh Day" mentioned in Torah corresponds to Saturday?

The 7th day, a.k.a. Shabbat, was around much before any Sabbath devised by the Romans. In Judaism—and this is also the case in Modern...

Why do Jews consider Tuesday to be a lucky day?

“Lucky” is not really the correct terminology, since Jews believe in Divine Providence, not luck. Perhaps auspicious would be better. The...