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Jewish Holy Days And their associated symbols
ROSH HA SHANAH – The New Year <ul><li>Described in Leviticus </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrated in late September or early Octob...
<ul><li>The tenth day of the New Year </li></ul><ul><li>The day of atonement, on which all Jews pray for God to forgive th...
PASSOVER – God frees His people <ul><li>Celebrated in the spring </li></ul><ul><li>Recalls the Exodus of the Jews from Egy...
PURIM – The Bravery of Esther <ul><li>Celebrated in February or March </li></ul><ul><li>Recalls how Esther, the Jewish wif...
SABBATH – The Day of Rest <ul><li>Every Friday evening to Saturday evening is dedicated to recalling God’s day of rest in ...
Booths or Tabernacles (Sukkoth) <ul><li>Celebrated in the Fall </li></ul><ul><li>Recalls how the Jews lived in booths made...
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Jewish Holy Days

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Jewish Holy Days

  1. 1. Jewish Holy Days And their associated symbols
  2. 2. ROSH HA SHANAH – The New Year <ul><li>Described in Leviticus </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrated in late September or early October </li></ul><ul><li>Announced by the blowing of the Shofar – the ram’s horn </li></ul><ul><li>Lasts 10 days </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The tenth day of the New Year </li></ul><ul><li>The day of atonement, on which all Jews pray for God to forgive the sins of the past year </li></ul><ul><li>On the day before, Jews ask each other’s forgiveness </li></ul>
  4. 4. PASSOVER – God frees His people <ul><li>Celebrated in the spring </li></ul><ul><li>Recalls the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrated for eight days </li></ul><ul><li>Lamb is eaten at the Passover meal to recall the lamb’s blood on the doorposts that allowed God’s Angel of Death to “pass over” the homes of the Hebrews in Egypt </li></ul>
  5. 5. PURIM – The Bravery of Esther <ul><li>Celebrated in February or March </li></ul><ul><li>Recalls how Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia, risked her own life to save the Jews from an evil plot </li></ul><ul><li>People are encouraged to celebrate wildly, especially children </li></ul>
  6. 6. SABBATH – The Day of Rest <ul><li>Every Friday evening to Saturday evening is dedicated to recalling God’s day of rest in Genesis </li></ul><ul><li>Time is reserved for family and prayer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Booths or Tabernacles (Sukkoth) <ul><li>Celebrated in the Fall </li></ul><ul><li>Recalls how the Jews lived in booths made of branches when they first entered the Promised Land </li></ul><ul><li>Jews now decorate their homes with branches and fruits in memory of this </li></ul>

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