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Ancient Roots, Modern Holidays for Kids - Jewish Holidays & Festivals

For Kids: There are many more, but here are a few Jewish holidays and festival days:

  • Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish New Year - a holiday observed with festive meals and a day spent in prayer or quite meditation.

  • Yon Kippur: The Jewish Day of Atonement - the most solemn day of the Jewish year. A day devoted to self-examination and the chance to being the New Year with a clean slate.

  • Sukkot: A celebration of the fall harvest.

  • Hanukkah: A festival celebrating liberation from oppression, freedom of worship, and finding light in the darkest of times

  • Tu B'Shevat: The Jewish "New Year of the Trees," celebrated with observances that connect us to our environment and the natural world

  • Purim: A day celebrating the saving of the Jews from an evil plot of destruction, as told in the Bible, the Book of Esther.

  • Passover: A festival of freedom that marks the Hebrew exodus from ancient Egypt long ago

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