Jewish Holidays

Jewish holidays give us a chance to remember the significant history that has contributed to the survival and shaping of our Jewish identities today, and allow us to tap into the spiritual potential these times hold. These videos take a deep dive into the Jewish holidays, allowing you to uncover how these age-old celebrations and festivals are still relevant to our lives today.

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Story of Rachel, Leah and Mandrakes Bible study lesson
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In this course Rabbi Fohrman examines the Biblical character Rachel through the eyes of Jeremiah as well as the Genesis narrative in order to better understand relationships, empathy, the power of action, and effective mourning.

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Tisha B'Av

Holiday Date

July 30, 2020

Torah Verses

Deuteronomy 4:25 – 40

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Printable Guides

Megillat Eicha Study Guide

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Featured Holiday Video

Yavneh Jewish survival after jerusalem destruction
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How did the Jews, as a nation, survive the destruction of our land and community? And how can we mourn something that we cannot see or feel?


The temple's destruction was 2,000 years ago – how sad can we really feel on Tisha B'av today? Rabbi Fohrman asks this relevant question by examining Yavneh and the ways in which the Jewish people survived the destruction of Jerusalem.

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List of Holidays


October 01, 2019

Rosh Hashanah

Genesis 21:1 – 34


Rosh Hashanah Guide

Rosh Hashanah Holiday Videos

October 02, 2019

Tzom Gedaliah

Exodus 32:11–14, 34:1–10


Tzom Gedaliah Guide

Tzom Gedaliah Holiday Videos

October 09, 2019

Yom Kippur

Leviticus 16:1 - 34


Yom Kippur Guide

Yom Kippur Holiday Videos

October 15, 2019

Sukkot

Leviticus 22:26 – 23:44


Sukkot Guide

Sukkot Holiday Videos

December 30, 2019

Hanukkah

Numbers 7:1 – 8:4


Hanukkah Guide

Hanukkah Holiday Videos

Fast Of 10 Tevet


Fast Of 10 Tevet Guide

Fast Of 10 Tevet Holiday Videos

February 10, 2020

Tu B'Shvat


Tu B'Shvat Guide

Tu B'Shvat Holiday Videos

March 10, 2020

Purim

Exodus 17:8 – 16


Purim Guide

Purim Holiday Videos

April 16, 2020

Passover

Exodus 12:21 – 51


Passover Guide

Passover Holiday Videos

May 12, 2020

Lag BaOmer


Lag BaOmer Guide

Lag BaOmer Holiday Videos

May 30, 2020

Shavuot

Exodus 19:1 – 20:23


Shavuot Guide

Shavuot Holiday Videos

Fast of 17 Tammuz

Exodus 32:11–14, 34:1–10


Fast of 17 Tammuz Guide

Fast of 17 Tammuz Holiday Videos

July 30, 2020

Tisha B'Av

Deuteronomy 4:25 – 40


Tisha B'Av Guide

Tisha B'Av Holiday Videos

Shabbat


Shabbat Guide

Shabbat Holiday Videos

Jewish Holidays Resources

holiday guides

Holiday Guides

These full color printable PDFs offer you an exciting guided path through the Torah sources related to various Jewish holidays. If you get wrapped up in a stimulating discussion and never make it to page 2, that would be considered a great success.

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Aleph Beta Newsletter

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Books

Read Rabbi Fohrman’s best-selling books, and embark on a thrilling journey through the Jewish holidays as you’ve never seen them before.

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