Torat Chaim Yeshiva calendar 1909

For calendrical details, candle lighting times, and Torah readings, see Hebcal

Elul (the penitential month) and Selihot (pre Rosh Hashanah readings)

Selihot (סליחות‎) recited before Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah (Sept/Oct)

Rosh Hashanah 101 – My Jewish Learning

Selichot, penitential prayer, read before the High Holy Days

Sephardic selichiot customs

High Holiday Torah and Haftarah Cantillation

Yom Kippur (Sept/Oct)

Yom Kippur Quick Guide – Rabbi Haim Ovadia

Sukkot (late Sept/Oct)

Sukkot outreach at restaurants and pubs

Hosha’nah Rabbah (The seventh day of Sukkot)

Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah (late Sept/Oct)

Simchat Torah and Sh’mini Atzeret

Hanukkah (late Nov/Dec)


Practical Guide to the Laws of Ḥanukka according to the Geonic/Maimonidean Tradition

Tu B’shevat (Shevat 15)

Tu B’shevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees

Purim (Feb/Mar)

The Original Source and Halakhic Status of the Custom of wearing Costumes on Purim

Passover (Mar/Apr)

Thou Shalt Not Forbid: Four inch thick Matzah can be kosher! Rabbi Haim Ovadia

Kosher for Passover Corn Whiskey

Passover Haggadah page correlation chart

Sefirat Ha’Omer (The counting of the Omer)


Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) (Apr/May)

Yom HaShoah / יום השואה – Hebcal

Yom Hazikaron, Israeli Memorial Day (Apr/May)

Yom HaZikaron / יום הזכרון – Hebcal

Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) (Apr/May)

Yom HaAtzma’ut / יום העצמאות – Hebcal

Lag B’Omer – 33rd day of the Omer (Apr/May)

Very minor holiday. It’s practice is controversial.

Lag BaOmer / ל״ג בעומר – Hebcal

Lag Ba-Omer – A baseless holiday? Yehudah B. Ilan

The Truth About Lag B’Omer by Devir Kahan

A Printing Mistake and the Mysterious Origins of Rashbi’s Yahrzeit by Eliezer Brodt

Lag Ba-Omer and Upsherins in Recent Jewish literature: Revisionist History and Borrowing and Plagiarism, By Eliezer Brodt

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) (May/Jun)

Respecting Jewish holy places in Israel

Shavuot (May/Jun)

The Custom (Minhag) of Eating Dairy on Shavuot

The Three Weeks and Nine Days

(Not a holiday, but a special period of time leading up to Tisha B’Av)

Kinot: readings and liturgy for Tisha B’Av

The Real Laws of the Three Weeks and Nine Days by Rabbi Josh Yuter

A Brief Guide to the Three Weeks and the Nine Days HaRav by Rabbi David Bar-Hayim

Tisha B’Av (Jul/Aug)

Tisha B’Av 101 – A short intro

Why still observe Tisha B’Av

Kinot (קינות‎) are elegies and dirges recited on Tisha B’Av.

Secular Jews need to reclaim Tisha B’Av

Misusing Tisha B’Av as politics of self-satisfaction


Shabbat and Havdalah

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