Central to the life style of the Jewish community is the Jewish calendar which marks important traditional events throughout the year.
Judaism is based on a lunar calendar which predates the standard Gregorian calendar by more the 3,700 years.
Months are marked by the appearance of the moon rather than using a fixed number of months each year.
The Jewish week begins on Sunday ending Saturday, the Sabbath and the Jewish day begins at sundown rather than midnight. The Sabbath lasts from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday.
Jewish Holidays Calendar
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- ADL Welcomes Announcement That Israeli Judokas Can Participate in UAE Tournament Under Their Own Flag
- World Jewish Congress condemns 'disgraceful' neo-Nazi march in Washington: 'Hatred and extremism cannot be allowed to tear the fabric of our society apart'
- Pitch for Hope competition calls on youth in UK, US, and Israel to propose creative ideas for curbing racism and anti-Semitism in sports
- WJC US renews calls to extradite accused Nazi criminal to Germany: ‘Justice must be served’