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The Festival of All World Nations: SUKKOT
The Festival of All World Nations: SUKKOT
Sukkot, like no other Jewish festival, celebrates the dual nature of the Jewish faith; the universality of God and the particularity of Jewish existence. The Sukkot Festival, which lasts seven days and seven nights, is starting at sundown on Monday, September 20th.
Yom Kippur: A Day of Awe
Yom Kippur: A Day of Awe
Yom Kippur, the day of forgiveness, and purification, and atonement, is regarded as the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
The Door to New Beginnings: Rosh Hashanah
The Door to New Beginnings: Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah holiday, when we celebrate the beginning of a new year, is the day Adam and Eve were created and the creation of the universe was completed.
Anniversary of the Giving of the Torah: SHAVUOT
Anniversary of the Giving of the Torah: SHAVUOT
Shavuot, the anniversary of the giving of our Torah at Mount Sinai and the festival of weeks, will start at sundown on Sunday, May 16th, this year.
Festival of Freedom: Passover
Festival of Freedom: Passover
The Passover Festival, when we celebrate the freeing of Jews from their 210-year-long slavery in the Egyptian lands and achieving their independence, is starting on the evening of Saturday, March 27th.
Purim Festival is Coming
Purim Festival is Coming
Purim, the happiest festival in the Jewish calendar, will be celebrated on Friday, February 26th this year.
The Holiday of Respecting God and His Creations: Tu BiShvat
The Holiday of Respecting God and His Creations: Tu BiShvat
´Tu BiShvat´ which means 15th of the month of Shevat (on the Jewish calendar), is also known as The New Year for Trees, Festival of Trees (Chag Ha´Ilanot), and Festival of Fruits (Chag Ha´Perot).
HANUKKAH, the Eternal Light of Education
HANUKKAH, the Eternal Light of Education
This evening, on December 10th, together with our families, we will be lighting the first of the Hanukkah candles that will increase each night by one for eight nights.
The Time of Our Rejoicing: Sukkot
The Time of Our Rejoicing: Sukkot
Sukkot (plural of sukkah, meaning covered huts) is celebrated to commemorate our ancestors´ living under the huts they had made of sticks and leaves they could find in the desert while traveling from Egypt to the promised land.
The Day of Atonement: Yom Kippur
The Day of Atonement: Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur which is the day of atonement, forgiveness, and purification, is regarded as the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
The Jewish New Year: Rosh Hashanah
The Jewish New Year: Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah, the anniversary of the birth of the universe, is the day God created Adam and Eve.
Tu B´Av; Day of Love
Tu B´Av; Day of Love
Tu B´Av on which many happy incidents had happened throughout history and that is accepted as a very fortunate day for weddings, is celebrated as a ´Day of Love´ in our day. This year Tu B´Av will be celebrated starting on the eve of Tuesday, August 4th, and on Wednesday, August 5th.
The Saddest Day of the Jewish Calendar: Tisha B´Av
The Saddest Day of the Jewish Calendar: Tisha B´Av
Tisha B´Av is the beginning point of the Teshuvah period when we get closer to God and ourselves and which we hope to complete on Yom Kippur.
JUDEA CAPTA - The Story of a Destruction
JUDEA CAPTA  - The Story of a Destruction
Judea was named after Patriarch Abraham’s great-grandson Yehuda who inherited the territory from Abraham’s grandson Jacob (Israel). In 930 BCE when Solomon’s kingdom split into two after his death, the southern part was named Yehuda = Judah. The subjects of that kingdom and their descendants are still known as Jews.
Shavuot is Coming
Shavuot is Coming
This year Shavuot Holiday will be celebrated on Friday, May 29th, and Saturday, May 30th.
Inspired by Torah: Song of Europe
Inspired by Torah: Song of Europe
By M. Bahadırhan DinçaslanI am intrigued by an observation lately: Whenever I read some book or article on nationalism, be it praise or blame, ...
Chief Rabbi Isak Haleva´s Passover 2020 Video Message
Chief Rabbi Isak Haleva´s Passover 2020 Video Message
Chief Rabbi of Turkey Isak Haleva broadcasted a video message for Passover 2020.
A Meaningful Passover During Corona
A Meaningful Passover During Corona
We are getting ready to celebrate the Passover Festival, which symbolizes our being freed from slavery, with a different kind of significance next week.
The Happiest Festival Purim is Coming
The Happiest Festival Purim is Coming
Purim, the happiest festival in the Jewish calendar, that we celebrate with costume parties and many festivities, will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 10th this year.
´Swiss Union of Jewish Students´ were in Istanbul
´Swiss Union of Jewish Students´ were in Istanbul
During the Shabbat dinner organized in the Ortaköy Etz Ahayim Synagogue on the eve of February 7th, young people coming from different countries got the chance to meet and get to know each other.
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