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JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVAL 2015-2016


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Jewish Holidays and Festivals 2015 - 2016





 







Fast of Tevet 10
Begins sunrise of  Thursday, January 1, 2015 
Ends nightfall of  Thursday, January 1, 2015
Work permitted

What happened on 10 Tevet? . . . Why do we need the Holy Temple? . . . The positive aspects of a “siege mentality” . . . The Rebbe on the Holocaust . . .

Tu B'Shevat
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Work permitted

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar, is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees.


Purim
Begins sunset of  Wednesday, March 4, 2015 
Ends nightfall of  Thursday, March 5, 2015
Work should be avoided.
Consult a Rabbi if this is not possible.
  • Ta'anit Esther - March 4, 2015
  • Shushan Purim - March 6, 2015
Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from the wicked Haman in the days of Queen Esther of Persia.

Passover
Begins sunset of  Friday, April 3, 2015 
Ends nightfall of  Saturday, April 11, 2015
No work permitted on April 4 - 5 and April 10 - 11. Work is permitted only on April 6 - 9 with certain restrictions.
Passover (Pesach) celebrates the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Our Passover megasite has tools, guides, insights, stories, inspiration—and just about everything you need to celebrate Passover. (But bring your own wine.)


Second Passover
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Work permitted
Thirty days ago we cleaned our homes and souls of leaven, and matzahed our way through the week-long festival of Passover. And now, Pesach Sheni—a Second Passover!

Lag B'Omer
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Work permitted
  • Sefirat HaOmer - April 4 - May 23, 2015
The birthday of Jewish mysticism . . . The spiritual significance of the bow and arrow . . . Can love be true, and can truth be loving? . . . What is Kabbalah?


Shavuot
Begins sunset of  Saturday, May 23, 2015 
Ends nightfall of  Monday, May 25, 2015
No work is permitted

Shavuot marks the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments are read in synagogues, just as they were in the desert on Mt. Sinai over 3,300 years ago.

The Three Weeks
Saturday, July 4, 2015  through  Saturday, July 25, 2015
Work permitted, except Shabbat
  • Fast of the 17th of Tammuz - July 5, 2015
  • Fast of Tish'a B'Av - July 25 - 26, 2015

The “Three Weeks” and Tisha B’Av are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the galut (exile).

The 15th of Av
Friday, July 31, 2015
Work permitted

Our sages proclaimed the 15th of Av as one of the two greatest festivals of the year, yet they ordained no special observances or celebrations for it . . .

Rosh Hashanah
Begins sunset of  Sunday, September 13, 2015 
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, September 15, 2015
No work is permitted.
  • The Month of Elul - August 16 - September 13, 2015
  • Fast of Gedaliah - September 16, 2015

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, and a day of judgment and coronation of God as king.

Yom Kippur
Begins sunset of  Tuesday, September 22, 2015 
Ends nightfall of  Wednesday, September 23, 2015
No work is permitted.

Virtually everything you need to know about Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar: How-To Guides, Essays and Insights, Prayer Service Overviews, Stories, Multimedia, and much more!

Sukkot
Begins sunset of  Sunday, September 27, 2015 
Ends nightfall of  Sunday, October 4, 2015
No work permitted on September 28 - 29. Work is permitted on September 30 - October 2 and October 4 with certain restrictions..
  • Hoshanah Rabbah - October 4, 2015
Virtually everything you need to know about the holiday of Sukkot: How-To Guides, Sukkah and “Four 

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
Begins sunset of  Sunday, October 4, 2015 
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, October 6, 2015
No work is permitted
Virtually everything you need to know about the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah: How-To Guides, Essays and Insights, Recipes, Stories, Multimedia, and much more!

Chanukah
Begins sunset of  Sunday, December 6, 2015 
Ends nightfall of  Monday, December 14, 2015
Work permitted, except Shabbat
Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after a group of Jewish warriors defeated the occupying mighty Greek armies.

Fast of Tevet 10
Begins sunrise of  Tuesday, December 22, 2015 
Ends nightfall of  Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Work permitted
What happened on 10 Tevet? . . . Why do we need the Holy Temple? . . . The positive aspects of a “siege mentality” . . . The Rebbe on the Holocaust . . .

 

 

Half Day Jewish Tour in Istanbul

Full Day Jewish Tour in Istanbul

Half Day Jewish&Half Day Sultanahmet Tour

Half Day Jewish&Half Day Bosphorus Tour

4 Days 3 Nights Jewish Heritage Tour in Istanbul

5 Days 4 Nights Jewish Heritage Tour in Istanbul

The Jews of Turkey

Shabbat Service in Istanbul

Online JEWISH MUSIC Sales by Les Arts Turcs

The History of Turkish Jewish by Mr Naim

VIP Transfer Service in Istanbul

Daily Ephesus Tour By Plane

2 Days Cappadocia By Plane

Real Whirling Dervish Ceremony in the Monestry

Art and Culture Tours in Istanbul

Night Show Reservation at the GALATA Tower

Jewish Holidays and Festivals 2015 - 2016





 

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