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News and updates about Holidays

The Nature Party

If a nature party was the way many Israelis felt the holiday of joy in the Torah should be spent, it is a call to those who educate them.

The Nature Party

Ending the month of beginnings

And since Tishrei is the month of beginnings, it is especially apposite that we conclude the annual Torah-reading and then begin it again.

Ending the month of beginnings

Part Two: Rav Hutner's Yom Tov customs in Yeshiva Chaim Berlin

One can learn much from a Gadol's customs and behavior, sometimes as much or more than from his lectures.

Part Two: Rav Hutner's Yom Tov customs in Yeshiva Chaim Berlin

Yom Kippur and Yom Tov with Rav Yitzchok Hutner

On Yom Kippur Rav Hutner was restrained but he became very animated during the recitation of the Kohen Gadol's Avoda.

Yom Kippur and Yom Tov with Rav Yitzchok Hutner

Shavuot (Pentecost) guide for the perplexed, 2023

Learn the significance of the holiday and its names, about the number 7 in Judaism as well as the number 50 and more.

Shavuot (Pentecost) guide for the perplexed, 2023

Montrealers struggle to celebrate Passover without power

Severe ice storm leaves Jews with no electricity leaving community to find creative solutions to observe the holiday.

Montrealers struggle to celebrate Passover without power

Michigan high school sued for scheduling graduation on Shavuot

Jewish student accuses school of violating her rights, after family spent years working with district on accommodating Jewish holidays.

Michigan high school sued for scheduling graduation on Shavuot

Op-ed:

Kwanzaa- A fake holiday with a racist goal

And to top it all off, it was created by a convicted criminal who also appropriated and skewed the idea of the Hanukkiah. Op-ed.

Kwanzaa- A fake holiday with a racist goal

An ideological thread connects the holidays and creation

There is a conceptual scheme magnificently uniting the holidays and the beginning of the rereading of the Torah at their end..

An ideological thread connects the holidays and creation

A Simchat Torah alphabet

Learn all about the holiday.

A Simchat Torah alphabet

Boutique hotels during the holidays

The holiday season is a very popular period in the hotel industry, and many people want to go on vacation for a in a luxurious hotel.

Boutique hotels during the holidays

Coming to the place chosen by Hashem

When you rejoice before Hashem, you must rejoice with those who are needy and dependent.

Coming to the place chosen by Hashem

The trees brought him back to Judaism

A story told about the power of a Jewish holiday, even Tu B'Shvat, to touch the soul.

The trees brought him back to Judaism

Israel Dog Unit brings special holiday exhibition to Jerusalem

The Israel Dog Unit, along with disability support group Alei Siach, provided a special demonstration for the holiday of Sukkot.

Israel Dog Unit brings special holiday exhibition to Jerusalem

The meaning of Sukkot and the Sukkah

A selection of articles and videos of interest from the Rabbi Sacks archive on the holiday of Sukkot:

 The meaning of Sukkot and the Sukkah

Gifts to Get Dad This Holiday Season

Thirteen gift ideas to get Dad this holiday season that he’ll never forget.

Gifts to Get Dad This Holiday Season

Government to decide on possible holiday COVID restrictions

Government expected to decide next week on the next steps in fighting the latest resurgence of COVID-19 in Israel.

Government to decide on possible holiday COVID restrictions

Watch: Senate passes bill making Juneteenth a national holiday

The US Senate voted unanimously to make Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of black slaves, a national holiday.

Watch: Senate passes bill making Juneteenth a national holiday

Kwanzaa: Fake holiday with a racist goal

Kwanzaa is exclusively an American holiday, not African, its creator a convicted criminal. Kamala claims she celebrated it as a kid. Op-ed.

Kwanzaa: Fake holiday with a racist goal

The Daily Portion

After the holidays - and so we begin...

The strange 5781 holiday season is over. What now? Start from the beginning....

After the holidays - and so we begin...

How lucky we are to be outdoors!

First, we had to daven outside. We had to meet our grandkids outside. Now we are in our Sukkah outside - where it's supposed to be!

How lucky we are to be outdoors!

'We're very close to a lockdown over the holidays'

Dr. Tzion Schlossberg offers hope for holiday season, urges Israelis to follow guidelines, report symptoms. 'Cut the chain of infection.'

'We're very close to a lockdown over the holidays'

Jersey City: Blacks, Jews, hold holiday charity drive

Two weeks after deadly shooting, blacks and Jews in Jersey City unite for holiday charity drive. 'We're all in this together.'

Jersey City: Blacks, Jews, hold holiday charity drive

Keeping the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Jewish

Help the millennial in your life keep the most wonderful time of the year Jewish.

Keeping the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Jewish

Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

Israel to import 560 tons of honey ahead of holidays

In efforts to avoid shortage during holidays, Finance Minister approves tax exemption for honey imports.

Israel to import 560 tons of honey ahead of holidays

Parents jump for joy: 7 less vacation days for kids

Caving to parents' pressure, Education Minister Bennett adds seven days to the school year. Will this help children, the economy, or both?

Parents jump for joy: 7 less vacation days for kids

Police on high alert for holidays

Police commander says Arabs favor holidays for deadly attacks.

Police on high alert for holidays

Police arrest 19 for holiday-season terrorism

Police undertook operational activity last night to locate and arrest terror suspects during the Jewish holidays of recent weeks.

Police arrest 19 for holiday-season terrorism

12 Days and Still No Cabinet Meeting

After a series of delays and cancellations, the Cabinet meeting is still not being convened today due to 'the long holiday break'.

12 Days and Still No Cabinet Meeting

Sukkot Messages

Sukkot Messages

Clampdown on Palestinian Arabs until Tuesday

IDF imposes general closure on Judea and Samaria during Pesach holiday. Terrorists like to strike on Jewish holidays.

Clampdown on Palestinian Arabs until Tuesday

Slain Brothers Remembered with Holiday Gifts for Soldiers

Two brothers who fell in combat are commemorated with holiday gifts for 1,000 soldiers.

Slain Brothers Remembered with Holiday Gifts for Soldiers

Bus Driver Tries to Smuggle Fish to Jerusalem

Inspectors find 60 kilograms of “dangerous” fish stuffed under public bus. Part of pre-holiday food smuggling?

Bus Driver Tries to Smuggle Fish to Jerusalem

‘Celebrity Rabbi’ Nixes Uman Trips: It’s Forbidden

Rabbi Avi Zarki slams annual pilgrimage to Ukraine. ‘The spiritual boost is not real.’

‘Celebrity Rabbi’ Nixes Uman Trips: It’s Forbidden

Piron to Cut Back on School Vacation Days

Education Minister Shai Piron plans to cut back on the number of school vacation days that students in Israel have every year.

Piron to Cut Back on School Vacation Days

Austrian Leader Opposed to Incorporating Jewish Holidays

The archbishop of Vienna has expressed opposition to adding Jewish and Muslim high holidays to the list of official Austrian holidays.

Austrian Leader Opposed to Incorporating Jewish Holidays

Soldiers, Yeshiva Students Work Together to Help Needy

Soldiers and yeshiva students work together to make Passover happy for needy families.

Soldiers, Yeshiva Students Work Together to Help Needy

Passover Preparation in Photos

With Passover less than three weeks away, matzah factories are in full gear.

Passover Preparation in Photos

ADL: 'Think Security' During High Holidays

ADL is reaching out to synagogues and Jewish communities across the country, providing them with security information prior to High Holidays

ADL: 'Think Security' During High Holidays

The Sigd: A Traditional Ethiopian Holiday 'Comes Home' to Israel

Thursday marks the holiday of Sigd, a traditional holiday celebrated by the Ethiopian Jewish community, with prayers, fasting and feasting.

The Sigd: A Traditional Ethiopian Holiday 'Comes Home' to Israel