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The Jewish Holidays are LATE this Year

Posted by Rabbi Ron Symons on September 15, 2016

Yes, the holidays are late this year…but they are coming.

It is the middle of September and I have yet to dunk one piece of apple in a bowl of honey.  How about you?

The holidays are late because last year, as a part of the regular calculations to ensure that the Hebrew intercalcualted solar/lunar calendar stays on time (Passover always happens in the Spring) we added an extra month.  You can learn more about the Hebrew Calendar here.

Even though they are late, I thought that you might appreciate a little head start on getting ready.

Rosh HaShanah begins on Sunday, October 2 at sundown.

Yom Kippur begins on Tuesday, October 11 at sundown.

Sukkot begins on Sunday, October 15 at sundown.

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah begins  on Sunday, October 23 at sundown.

And if you want to know more about any holiday, feel free to click below:

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Happy New Year!

 

(Image courtesy of http://www.dhleonardconsulting.com)

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