Holidays: August Mawnin’ – August 1st – Emancipation Day

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of August Mawnin' or Emancipation Day is celebrated each year throughout the former colonies of the British West Indies (English-speaking Caribbean) on the 1st of August on the Gregorian calendar. The holiday commemorates the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire as a result of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, effective  August 1, 1834. … Continue reading Holidays: August Mawnin’ – August 1st – Emancipation Day

Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Av (Fifth Month) 2022 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Av, the first day of the Fifth Month, begins sundown Thursday, July 28, 2022, on the Hebrew calendar, with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). Rosh Chodesh Av will last one day, from sundown Thursday, July 28, 2022 until nightfall Friday, July 29, 2022. Bnei Yisrael Society wishes … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Av (Fifth Month) 2022 #NewMoon

Holidays: The Four Fasts – Fasts of National Mourning

Shalom, everyone! There are Four Fasts mentioned in Zechariah 8:19 which the House of Yehudah (Judah) observed annually in ancient times to mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple and Jerusalem by the Babylonians in the 6th century BCE. Zechariah prophesies that these solemn occasions will one day become joyous occasions for the House of Yehudah, provided they … Continue reading Holidays: The Four Fasts – Fasts of National Mourning