Bereavement in Judaism
Bereavement in Judaism (Hebrew: אֲבֵלוּת, aveilut ; mourning) is a combination of minhag and mitzvah derived from Judaism's classical Torah and rabbinic texts. The details of observance ...
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Ta'anit
A ta'anit or taanis (in Ashkenaz pronunciation) or taʿanith in Classical Hebrew is a fast in Judaism in which one abstains from all food and drink, including water. A Jewish fast may have one or more...
The Three Weeks
The Three Weeks or Bein ha-Metzarim (Hebrew: בין המצרים, "Between the Straits") (cf "dire straits") is a period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the first and second Jewish Temples. The Th...
Circumcision controversies
Male circumcision has often been, and remains, the subject of controversy on a number of grounds—including religious, ethical, sexual, and health.The Ancient Greeks and Romans valued the foreski...
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Shiva (Judaism)
Shiva (Hebrew: שבעה‎) (literally "seven") is the week-long mourning period in Judaism for first-degree relatives: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, and spouse. The ritual is refer...
The Nine Days
The Nine Days is a religious observance in Judaism that takes place during the first nine days of the Jewish month of Av (corresponding to July/August). The Nine Days begin on Rosh Chodesh Av ("First ...
Yom tov sheni shel galuyot
Yom tov sheni shel galuyot (Hebrew: יום טוב שני של גלויות‎), also called in short yom tov sheni, means "the second festival day in the Diaspora", and is an important concept in halakha (Jewi...
Rosh Hashanah seder
A Rosh Hashanah seder is a festive meal held on the Jewish holy day of Rosh Hashanah.At the Rosh Hashanah seder, special foods known as sianiais (signs) are served.
The tradition of holding a sede...
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Yom Kippur Katan
Yom Kippur Katan (יום כיפור קטן translation from Hebrew: "Minor Day of Atonement"), is a practice observed by some Jews on the day preceding each Rosh Chodesh or New-Moon Day, the observance consistin...
Adult bar and bat mitzvah
An adult bar/bat mitzvah is a bar or bat mitzvah of a person older than the customary age. Traditionally, a bar or bat mitzvah occurs at age 13 and 12 for boys and girls respectively. But many adult J...
Shomer Shabbat
A shomer Shabbat or shomer Shabbos (plural shomré Shabbat or shomrei Shabbos; Hebrew: שומר שבת‎) is a person who observes the mitzvot (commandments) associated with Judaism's Shabbat ("Sabbath",...
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Seudat mitzvah
A seudat mitzvah (Hebrew: סעודת מצוה‎, "commanded meal"), in Judaism, is an obligatory festive meal, usually referring to the celebratory meal following the fulfillment of a mitzvah (commandment...
Sukkot
Sukkot, Succot or Sukkos (Hebrew: סוכות‎ or סֻכּוֹת sukkōt or sukkos, Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles) is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (vari...
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Fast of Gedalia
The Fast of Gedalia (/ɡɛdəˈlaɪ.ə/ or /ɡəˈdɑːljə/; Hebrew: צוֹם גְּדַלְיָּה‎ Tzom Gedalya), also spelled Gedaliah, is a Jewish fast day from dawn until dusk to lament the assassination of the rig...
Yom HaShoah
Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG'vurah (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) and in English as Holocaust ...
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Upsherin
Upsherin, Opsherin or Upsherinish (Yiddish: אפשערן, lit. "shear off", Judaeo-Arabic: חלאקה, ḥalāqah) is a haircutting ceremony observed by a wide cross-section of Jews and is particularly popular in H...
Death anniversary
A death anniversary is a custom observed in several Asian cultures including China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Bangladesh, Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, and Vietnam, as we...
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Ten Martyrs
The Ten Martyrs (Aseret Harugei Malchut עשרת הרוגי מלכות) were ten rabbis living during the era of the Mishnah who were martyred by the Romans in the period after the destruction of the second Temple....
Pesukei dezimra
Pesukei dezimra (Aramaic: פְסוּקֵי דְּזִמְרָא, P'suqế dh'zimra "hymnal verses") or zemirot, as they are called in the Spanish and Portuguese tradition, are a group of prayers that are recited daily du...
Siyum
A siyum (Hebrew: סיום‎) (“completion”) means the completion of any unit of Torah study, or book of the Mishnah or Talmud in Judaism. A siyum is usually followed by a celebratory meal, or seudat ...
Fast of the Firstborn
Fast of the Firstborn (Hebrew: תענית בכורות‎, Ta'anit B'khorot or תענית בכורים, Ta'anit B'khorim); is a unique fast day in Judaism which usually falls on the day before Passover (i.e. the fo...
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Orlah
The prohibition on orlah-fruit (lit. "uncircumcised" fruit) is a command found in the Hebrew Bible not to eat fruit produced by a tree during the first three years after planting. The Hebrew word orla...
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur (/jɔːm ˈkɪpər, joʊm, jɒm/; Hebrew: יוֹם כִּפּוּר, [ˈjom kiˈpuʁ], or יום הכיפורים), also known as Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. Its central themes a...
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Zeved habat
Zeved habat (Hebrew: זֶבֶד הַבָּת‎) or Simchat bat (Hebrew: שמחת בת‎) is a Jewish naming ceremony for newborn girls.
In the Ashkenazi community, namegiving ceremonies for newborn girls...
Passover Seder
The Passover Seder (English pronunciation: ˈseɪ dəɹ; in Hebrew: סֵדֶר‎ [ˈsedeʁ], meaning "order, arrangement"; and in Yiddish: "seyder") is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the...
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