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© 2011, Academic Competition EnterprisesMAJOR JEWISHHOLIDAYSJewish Holidays come up as tossups and, oftentimes, as bonus parts.Here are a few of the mostcommonly asked holidays with brief descriptions of each.(Study Guide by Matthew Baker)Rosh Hashanah:Meaning “Head of the YearDate on Jewish Calendar: 1st and 2nd days of Tisrei (the seventh month)Celebration of the Jewish calendarnew year(one of several Jewish “new years”)Beginning of the 10Days of AweTraditions: blowing theShofar(a ram’s horn), eatingapples and honeyand round braidedchallah, symbolic casting away of sins (Tashlich)Yom Kippur:Meaning “Day of AtonementDate on Jewish Calendar: 10thDay of prayer and confession of sinsday of TisreiEnd of the 10Days of Awe– holiest day of the yearTraditions:fasting,Kol Nidre(“all vows”) Service, wearing white, spending the daypraying in place of worshipSukkot:Meaning “BoothsDate on Jewish Calendar: 15thSeven dayharvest festival,memory of the Jewish people wandering the deserts after beingfreed from Egyptian slaveryof TisreiTraditions: building asukkah(an outdoor open-air booth) and living/spending time inside;

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Term
Spring
Professor
RamiNair
Tags
Judaism, Hindi, Jewish calendar

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