Holidays: Sigd‎‎ – “Prostration” – A Holiday of Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish Community) #Sigd

Shalom, everyone! Sigd is celebrated by Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish community) on the 29th day of the eighth month (Cheshvan) on the post-exilic Hebrew Calendar. The holiday falls exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur on the post-exilic Hebrew calendar, corresponding to late October or late November on the Gregorian calendar. Background According to Beta Israel tradition, Sigd commemorates the day that Y-H-V-H … Continue reading Holidays: Sigd‎‎ – “Prostration” – A Holiday of Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish Community) #Sigd

Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Elul (Sixth Month) 2022 #NewMoon

Shalom, everyone! Rosh Chodesh Elul begins sundown Friday, August 26, 2022 on the Hebrew calendar with the sighting of the new moon (first visible crescent). Rosh Chodesh Elul will last two days, from sundown Friday, August 26, 2022 (Av 30 5782) until nightfall Sunday, August 28, 2022 (Elul 1 5782). Bnei Yisrael Society wishes a "Chodesh … Continue reading Holiday Greetings: Chodesh Tov! Rosh Chodesh Elul (Sixth Month) 2022 #NewMoon

Holidays: Chanukah – The Festival of “Dedication” #Chanukah

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of Chanukah, also known as the Festival of Dedication or Festival of Lights, is celebrated from the 25th of the Ninth Month (Kislev) to the 2nd/3rd of Tenth Month (Tevet) on the Hebrew Calendar. Please note that Chanukah is a post-Exilic holiday; it is not one of the appointed times/festivals commanded by YAH in the Torah. … Continue reading Holidays: Chanukah – The Festival of “Dedication” #Chanukah

Holidays: Purim – The Festival of Lots #Purim

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of Purim, also known as "Lots," is celebrated each year on the 14th day of Adar (Twelve Month, Hayir), and also on the 15th day of Adar in the city of Jerusalem, and other walled cities ("Shushan Purim"). During leap years on the post-exilic modern "Hebrew" calendar, Purim is celebrated on the 14th day of … Continue reading Holidays: Purim – The Festival of Lots #Purim

Mo’edim: Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret (Feast of Booths and the 8th Day of Assembly) #Sukkot #SheminiAtzeret

Shalom, everyone! The biblical holidays of Chag Sukkot (Feast of Booths) and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly), both collectively known as Sukkot in modern times, are observed each beginning on the 15th day of the Seventh Month (15 of Tishrei/Ethanim) and ending on the 22nd day of the Seventh Month (22 of Tishrei/Ethanim). This eight-day holiday is another of YAH's mo'edim (appointed times), and the third of the Shalosh Regalim … Continue reading Mo’edim: Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret (Feast of Booths and the 8th Day of Assembly) #Sukkot #SheminiAtzeret

Mo’edim: Yom HaKippurim – Day of Atonement #YomHaKippurim #YomKippur

Shalom, everyone! The biblical holiday of Yom HaKippurim (Day of Atonement) is observed each year on the 10th day of the Seventh Month (10 of Tishrei/Ethanim). The holiday is one of YAH‘s mo'edim (appointed times) which He commanded B’nei Yisrael to commemorate as a sacred solemn occasion with the affliction of the soul (fasting from food, drink, and pleasurable activities), a special … Continue reading Mo’edim: Yom HaKippurim – Day of Atonement #YomHaKippurim #YomKippur

Mo’edim: Yom Teruah/Rosh HaShanah – Day of Blasts/Shouting, Head of the Year #YomTeruah #RoshHaShanah

Shalom, everyone! The biblical holiday of Yom Teruah (Day of Blasting, Day of Shouting) is observed each year on the 1st day of the Seventh Month (1 of Tishrei/Ethanim). The holiday is one of YAH's mo'edim (appointed times) which He commanded B'nei Yisrael commemorate as a sacred occasion with the sounding (loud blasts) of horns (shofarim), … Continue reading Mo’edim: Yom Teruah/Rosh HaShanah – Day of Blasts/Shouting, Head of the Year #YomTeruah #RoshHaShanah