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

August 11, 2019

Torah Verses

Deuteronomy 4:25 – 40


Printable Guides

Megillat Eicha Study Guide

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Featured Holiday Video

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

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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


Leviticus 22:26 – 23:44

Sukkot Guide

Sukkot Holiday Videos

December 30, 2019


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


Exodus 17:8 – 16

Purim Guide

Purim Holiday Videos

April 16, 2020


Exodus 12:21 – 51

Passover Guide

Passover Holiday Videos

May 12, 2020

Lag BaOmer

Lag BaOmer Guide

Lag BaOmer Holiday Videos

May 30, 2020


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 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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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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Jewish Calendar

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

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