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Holidays (Jewish year)

  • Jom Kipur i trzy księgi

    Yom Kippur and the three books

    Yom Kippur is called one of the most important and solemn Jewish holidays. It is celebrated on the 10th day of the first month of the civil calendar (Tishri), and its name translates as Day of Atonement, Day of Repentance or Day of Propitiation (also erroneously referred to as Judgment Day)...Read More »
  • Rok żydowski

    The Jewish year

    From September 6 to 8, 2021, the Jewish community celebrated the Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShanah 5782. To those living according to the Gregorian calendar or the Catholic liturgical year, this number may seem surprising and intriguing, to say the least. What is the reason for the difference of 3761 years? Why does the week in the Jewish calendar begin on Sunday?Read More »
  • Purim, czyli Święto Losów

    Purim or the Festival of Lots

    The holiday of Purim (Hebrew for lots), next to Hanukkah, is one of the joyous holidays. In Yiddish, purym means fate, destiny, which is why this day is also called the Festival of Lots (casting lots). It is supposed to have originated in one of the Jewish communities of the eastern Diaspora in the mid-2nd century BCE and owes its historical name to the events described in the Book of Esther ...Read More »
  • Chanuka


    I irrevocably associate Jewish holidays with strict fasting and a very restrictive prayer schedule. This is of course true when we are talking about Yom Kippur, for example. Hanukkah, on the other hand, is one of the most festive Jewish holidays, filled with joy, gratitude, and light ...Read More »