jewish holidays - MAJOR JEWISH HOLIDAYS Jewish Holidays come up as tossups and oftentimes as bonus parts Here are a few of the most commonly asked

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© 2011, Academic Competition Enterprises MAJOR JEWISH HOLIDAYS Jewish Holidays come up as tossups and, oftentimes, as bonus parts. Here are a few of the most commonly asked holidays with brief descriptions of each. (Study Guide by Matthew Baker) Rosh Hashanah : Meaning “ Head of the Year Date on Jewish Calendar: 1st and 2nd days of Tisrei (the seventh month) Celebration of the Jewish calendar new year (one of several Jewish “new years”) Beginning of the 10 Days of Awe Traditions: blowing the Shofar (a ram’s horn), eating apples and honey and round braided challah, symbolic casting away of sins (Tashlich) Yom Kippur : Meaning “ Day of Atonement Date on Jewish Calendar: 10 th Day of prayer and confession of sins day of Tisrei End of the 10 Days of Awe – holiest day of the year Traditions: fasting , Kol Nidre (“all vows”) Service, wearing white, spending the day praying in place of worship Sukkot : Meaning “ Booths Date on Jewish Calendar: 15 th Seven day harvest festival, memory of the Jewish people wandering the deserts after being freed from Egyptian slavery of Tisrei Traditions: building a sukkah (an outdoor open-air booth) and living/spending time inside;

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