There were 13 Jewish holidays and festivals observed in 2014, including Tu B'Shevat, observed on January 16; Purim, which was observed from March 15 through 16; Passover, which was observed from April 14 through 22; and ... More » World View Religion Judaism

Three common non-religious U.S. holidays and observances occurred in November 2014. These holidays were Election Day on November 4, Veterans' Day on November 11 and Thanksgiving Day on November 27. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

Some traditional Jewish holidays are Purim, Pesach (or Passover), Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah. Some modern Jewish holidays include Yom Ha-Shoah, or Holocaust Day and Yom HaAtzmaut, or Israel's Independence Day... More » World View Religion Judaism

The dates of Jewish holidays change because they follow the old Jewish calendar, which is a lunar-solar calendar that varies yearly. The standard Gregorian calendar, used worldwide for day-to-day activities, is based ent... More » World View Religion Judaism

To explain that Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas, begin by stating that the two are completely different holidays, celebrating different events, and are observed by followers of different religious faiths, notes Bibl... More »

The myth that Jewish people are buried standing up is untrue, although there are a number of traditions specific to Jewish funerals. The most important of these is that burial should occur within 24 hours of death. More »

Unleavened bread products, known by the Jews as matzo, is a staple of Passover meals. Other kosher foods eaten during Passover include fruits and most vegetables, meats, and some dairy products. More » World View Religion Judaism