Passover is one of the oldest festivals in the world. This festival falls in spring, in the first month of the Hebrew year, called Nisan (March-April), and lasts for eight days, from the fifteenth to the twenty-third. It commemorates the release of the Israelites from Egypt and the fact that God “passed over” their houses when he sought the first-born in that land.
One of the major Jewish holidays is Passover. This holiday commemorates the Jew’s liberation from slavery in Egypt, which is told in the book of Exodus. The word Passover comes from the idea that God passed over the houses of the Israelites when the firstborn sons of the Egyptians were killed. The Jews marked their doorsteps with lamb’s blood to signify that they were children of God. Passover is celebrated each spring for eight days during the month of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar.
The Jewish religious tradition of Rosh Hashanah celebrates the birthday of the world and a time of divine judgment. It is then followed by another holiday, called Yom Kippur ten days later. These two traditions are called the High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah encapsulates four major and interconnected themes, which are: The Jewish New Year, The Day of Shofar Blowing, The Day of Remembrance, and The Day of Judgment (Layton, 2014). This is the most significant time in the Jewish year, as it marks the chance for repentance and forgiveness in the eyes of God. During the High Holidays, Jews cleanse their soul and get the chance to start fresh with an unburdened conscience and the intention of doing better in the coming year (Layton, 2014).
The “Jewish Christmas” is what many Christians have come to call one of the most highly celebrated Jewish holidays, Hanukkah. Hanukkah is frequently referred to as the Jewish Christmas because of the time the holiday falls and the way it is celebrated. Hanukkah built itself up from hard times and created a major symbol of the holiday leading to celebrations that have been adopted throughout the Jewish population.
... it changes in secular calendar. The Jewish year begins in the fall with the celebrations the holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is important because it is the Jewish New Year’s Day.
...e is something needed to be done. Their rest day is their Shabbat and Sunday. Lustig has a picture of a young girl on page 113 that shows how time management is based on importance (113). This showed me that depending on what the person is doing shows that persons importance to his life. I felt that in the Jewish culture event that I attended to showed me that based off of work, family time, and religion time. They want to make the most out of their day. Another cultural aspect I have seen is how “Culture is a learned set of shared interpretations about beliefs, values, norms, and social practices, which affect the behaviors of a relatively large group of people” (Lustig 25). I noticed that the way they conducted themselves around this event is learned. I did not know everything about the event, which means I would have to learn about the culture to be apart of it.
Rosh Hashanah is the prelude to the holy day of Yom Kippur. The difference between these two is that Rosh Hashanah is a time when all creatures in the world within a ten day period stand in front of the creator and are judged by him, which is why we truly embrace this time of the year. Every single person is judged and nobody escapes this specific fate. The climax of this celebration is Yom Kippur. The Jewish tradition understands that there is no hiding from the Almighty's eyes and he does see everything. God is indubitably a loving and forgiving God, and by praying and pleading the creator will forgive the people who have sinned and who have offended other people.
During the month of “Nissan”, or the month in which Passover is to occur, on the tenth day each person must take a lamb from his or her home. They have to keep it until the fourteenth of that month and then must eat it in a hurry because it is the Passover Sacrifice. Then once they do that they must eat bread for seven days than on the next day they have to clear out yeast from their houses. Although today religions don’t exactly practice it in this way. For instance, Christians we experience Passover every spring, where we are essentially suppose to pray and fast for forty days.
Worship is the celebration of our relationship with God through the act of remembrance, including remembrance of his past work, reevaluation of our present commitment, and a resting in the hope of his promises. The focal means of remembering the covenant and the one to whom we are in relationship is found in the central elements of the Word and Table, which in turn inform and guide our prayers, singing, fellowship, and good deeds. We come together in worship to remember the covenant relationship we have with the Father, through the Son, and by the Holy
When a person hears the word Hanukkah two things come to mind. First thing may be on how to pronounce the word the right way. The second things is the presents your get everyday, especially if that person is a little kid. Hanukkah is a celebration of the mighty war the Maccabees won over the Greeks to take back the Holy Land. The Menorah that is used to celebrate this holiday represents the seven days the Holy Temple was in use. The gift giving and the candle lighting are all in representation of the fight for the Holy land.
In the Jewish religion there is a holiday called Shavuot. One of the customs or traditions associated with this holiday is eating dairy foods such as cheesecake. I'd like to share a few very simple cheesecake recipes with you.
First, the concepts earlier in the book of the ram and the goat give us a clue, as these are both the basic sacrificial animals. But more definitively, the concepts of nitsdaq (judgment) and purification are so clear in this book that we find ourselves clearly seeing this day as an antitype of the Day of Atonement, which is described in Leviticus 16 as a Day of Atonement.