Torat Chaim Yeshiva calendar 1909

For calendrical details, candle lighting times, and Torah readings of the week see Hebcal.

Learn the traditional Jewish holiday greetings

The Jewish Holidays – a description of each

Articles about Jewish holidays

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

Selihot (סליחות‎) recited before Rosh Hashanah

Sephardic selichiot customs

Rosh Hashanah (Sept/Oct)

How to prepare for the High Holy Days

Rosh Hashanah 101 – My Jewish Learning

High Holiday Torah and Haftarah Cantillation

Yom Kippur (Sept/Oct)

Yom Kippur Quick Guide – Rabbi Haim Ovadia


Sukkot (late Sept/Oct)

Sukkot – an overview and introduction

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)

Hanukkah: All about the holiday

Hanukkah is about countering antisemitism: Be aware of Hanukkah Erasure

Hanukkah in classical art and music

Hanukkah 2021 Merrimack Valley & Boston

Halakhah of Hanukkah

The laws of Hanukkah,  A Guide to Religious Practice, Isaac Klein, JTS, Conservative Judaism

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)

Purim: All about the holiday

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


Passover (Mar/Apr)

Passover: An overview and introduction

Sane ways to shop for Passover

Choosing a Haggadah

Inch thick soft matzah can be kosher!

Kosher for Passover Corn Whiskey

Passover Haggadah page correlation chart

Pour Out Your Wrath: The legitimacy of anger at injustice


Sefirat Ha’Omer (The counting of the 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 HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzma’ut – The new Jewish holidays


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

Yom HaAtzma’ut / יום העצמאות – Hebcal


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

Lag BaOmer / ל״ג בעומר – Hebcal

Lag Ba’Omer – The Kabbalistic holiday and the Zionist holiday

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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