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.

Next Jewish Holiday

Featured Holiday Video

Tisha B’Av And The Story of Rachel's Tears
play button

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.

Watch Now

Tisha B'Av

Holiday Date

August 11, 2019

Torah Verses

Deuteronomy 4:25 – 40

Premium

Printable Guides

Megillat Eicha Study Guide

Listen to Torah On-The-Go:

Featured Holiday Video

Eicha: Could The Key To Understanding Tisha B’Av Lie In Eden?
play button

On Tisha B’Av, we read the heartbreaking words of Megillat Eichah. ‘Eich’, ‘how.’ ‘Look how Jerusalem sits in solitude. How could it be?’ But there’s something strangely familiar about this word ‘eicha.’ It echoes another word that we’ve heard -- ‘ayekah.’ All the way back in the Garden of Eden, moments after Adam and Eve eat from the Tree of Knowledge, they hear the voice of God say, ‘Ayekah’ -- ‘Where are you?’ Is ‘Eicha’ hinting something? Is the exile from Jerusalem somehow connected to the exile from the Garden of Eden? Join Rabbi Fohrman as he explores the Garden of Eden story and its reverberations in Megillat Eicha -- and never think about Tisha B’Av the same way again.

Watch Now

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

August 11, 2019

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.

holiday newsletter

Aleph Beta Newsletter

Enhance your experience of the Jewish holidays with amazing videos delivered straight to your inbox.

holiday books

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.

holiday guides

Jewish Calendar

Find the dates of each Jewish holiday in our interactive calendar below.

About Aleph Beta

our mission

Our Mission

Aleph Beta’s mission is to create relevant Jewish learning, to help people achieve answers that are meaningful and satisfying for their everyday life. Our Torah videos and guides help you look at some of life’s biggest questions, by taking you on a deep journey through the text of the Torah. We believe Torah study should be evidence-based, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally gripping.

scroll

We Bring Torah to Life

Through animated Torah Videos and a multisensory experience, Aleph Beta helps bring Torah to life. The introspective content appeals to sophisticated audiences, but the animated style works to engage even young or beginner audiences. Our students should decide for themselves what they believe is compelling, and in this way, we strive to keep our Torah study honest and compelling.

nonprofit

We're Nonprofit

Aleph Beta is a nonprofit organization, funded with the help of dedicated supporters. For a membership fee of $9 a month, more than 7,000 members help us bring the Torah to life. Together with our world-renowned educators, Aleph Beta is building an online library to make the amazing messages in the Torah available to students all over the world. Join our mission today!