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it is customary to wear white clothes and eat apples, honey, and pomegranates
Jews would dedicate their first harvest fruits to the Temple
Shofar is also blown on this day
celebrates the victory of the small Maccabee army against the large Greek army of Antiochus
Celebrates the beginning of the harvest in ancient Israel
marks the beginning of the Jewish year
means 'weeks,' hence the name Pentecost.
Celebrated on the tenth day of Tishrei,
Each night, in the sukkah, it is traditional to invite a Biblical figure to be your guest for that night.
elebrates the harvest
On Passover, the Song of Songs is recited
t is traditional to dress up, get drunk, give charity, eat triangular pastries called hamentaschen, and exchange gifts (Mishloach Manot) with friends.
It is traditional to fast and to keep oneself in a solemn mood
commemorates the giving of the Torah to the Israelites at Mt. Sinai
The Book of Lamentations and the Book of Job are read, traditionally while sitting on the floor and with candles as the only lights, as Jews are supposed to refrain from physical c
Forbidden fashions include jewelry, makeup, and leather shoes.
Jews throw bread crumbs into running water to symbolize the cleansing of their sins, is also performed.
Celebrated on the 15th of Tishrei
led by Esther and Mordechai, against Haman, who tried to destroy the Jews because of his anger at Mordechai.
Celebrated for seven days beginning on the 15th day of Nissan (the seventh month),
This is a day of mourning for the destructions of both the First and Second Temples
believed that on this day, people's souls are judged, and God 'temporarily' decides their fate
Celebrated on the first and second days of Tishrei
customs include the blowing of the shofar
On the first two days, Jews have a festival dinner called a seder, where they retell the story of the Exodus, from a book called a hagaddah
Traditionally, Jews build booths, in which they live and eat for seven days.
Passover commemorates the Exodus from Egypt
it is traditional to study all night on this festival.
In synagogue, four symbolic species (the palm, the etrog [a large yellow citrus], myrtle, and willow) are waved in seven directions.
Celebrated on the sixth day of Sivan (the ninth month)
recorded in the Book of Esther (read from a one-handed scroll called a megillah), takes place in Shushan, the capital city of the kingdom of the Persian King Ahasueras
Exchanging presents is only a recent tradition developed in the U.S.
This festival lasts for eight days
Celebrates the recapture and purification of the Temple in Jerusalem
One traditionally wears white clothes to symbolizing purity from sin.
Includes the ceremony of Tashlich
superceded in that role by Rosh Hashanah
Jews are required to abstain from eating or owning leavened bread for the duration of the festival; matzah (usually a square flat unleavened bread) is eaten instead.
it is the Jewish Day of Atonement
Celebrated on the 14th of Adar (the sixth month) and commemorating the victory of the Jews
Traditional to spin driedel
traditional to light the eight-branched Menorah each night
Passover also begins a cycle of seven weeks, called the Omer, a period of semi-mourning.
starting on the 25th day of Kislev (the third month)
The Book of Ruth is read in synagogue on this day
also the ancient Hebrew New Year
commemorates the sukkot (booths) that the Israelites lived in following the Exodus from Egypt
In the afternoon, the Book of Jonah is read
A full day of prayers begins with the Kol Nidre, an ancient incantation that forgives Jews from vows or promises unwittingly made during the past year
Jews are required to abstain from eating, drinking, washing, and sex

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