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Celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas?

FAQ: "My daughter is a Christian married to a great Jewish man, and his mom is coming over for Christmas Eve. She was wondering if she could bring the Minorah over and something called the Dreadel game. I told her it would probably be better for us to keep the Holidays separate so as not to confuse the kids. But I was wondering is it possible to celebrate Hannukah and Christmas together?

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Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year.

The first of the Jewish High Holy Days that were listed in Leviticus, Rosh Hashanah, commonly called the Jewish New Year, is a joyous time of celebration and at the same time a season of reflection and solemnity.

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Siddur

A Siddur is a prayer book.

The Siddur is the Jewish prayer book. Many prayers of our Siddur are as old as Solomon's Temple.

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Tallit

A Tallit is a prayer shawl.

Visit a Saturday morning synagogue service, and you will notice that all the men and many of the boys are draped in white, fringed prayer shawls that are bordered with either blue or black stripes. The prayer shawl is the tallit.

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Mezuzah

Mezuzah

The mezuzah is traditionally affixed to the doorposts of Jewish homes. In recent years it has also become a piece of jewelry to wear around the neck as a symbol of Jewishness.

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Shavuot

Shavuot is 7 weeks after Passover

In Bible times, this holiday was an agricultural festival-a time for our people to present the firstfruits of the crops to God, gratefully giving back to the Lord that which He had given to us.

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Sukkot

Sukkot is the Feast of Booths

Sukkot means "booths," or "tabernacles," and this week-long holiday is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles. It is a joyous harvest festival and a reminder of how God sustained the children of Israel during their wilderness wanderings.

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Yom Kippur

Shofar

The term "High Holidays" refers to Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur together. Literally "the Day of Atonement," Yom Kippur concludes the Ten Days of Awe. It is the holiest and most somber day of the year. (Lev. 23:27-32)

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Purim

Purim is a celebration of God's care over the people of Israel

Unlike Passover or Yom Kippur, Purim is not one of the holidays we are commanded to observe in the Torah—but we hardly need to be commanded to celebrate this festive reminder of God’s watch care over the people of Israel! For some, Purim is a day for practical jokes and noisy, uninhibited fun.

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Passover

Passover is the celebration of Moses leading the Jewish people out of Egypt

"Why is this night different from all other nights?"

One of the most significant Jewish holidays, Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, recalls and rejoices over the Israelites' redemption from slavery in Egypt. The symbolic elements of the feast cause us not only to look back and remember what the Lord did for our people in the past;

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