37. The Jewish Holy Days

  1. Alan T. Levenson
  1. Stanley Schachter1,2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch37

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism

How to Cite

Schachter, S. (2012) The Jewish Holy Days, in The Wiley-Blackwell History of Jews and Judaism (ed A. T. Levenson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118232897.ch37

Editor Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rabbi Emeritus of Bnai Jeshurun Congregation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  2. 2

    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196376

Online ISBN: 9781118232897

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Keywords:

  • Jewish holy days;
  • Jewish holy days, and its distinctive quality;
  • Shabbat (The Sabbath Day);
  • Hebrew name, Yom Shabbat;
  • three pilgrimages, shared characteristics;
  • Rosh Hashanah (The New Year Festival);
  • Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement);
  • Hanukah (Holiday of Rededication);
  • Tu B'shevat (The New Year Day of Trees);
  • Making of New Days of Remembrance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Shabbat (The Sabbath Day)

  • The Pilgrimage Holidays: Pesach, Shavuot, Sukkot

  • Rosh Hashanah (The New Year Festival)

  • Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement)

  • Hanukah (Holiday of Rededication)

  • Purim: Fact or Fiction?

  • Tish'ah B'av (Remembrance of Destruction)

  • Tu B'shevat (The New Year Day of Trees)

  • The Making of New Days of Remembrance

  • The Inner Workings of the Jewish Calendar

  • Afterthoughts