Traffilog Israel – Jewish New YearJewish New Year holiday season
Traffilog Israel News – Jewish New Year holiday season
As some of you might know, the Jewish New Year and holiday season is near. we would like to wish you all Happy Holidays and “Shana Tova” Meaning – have a great year!
Traffilog Israel offices will be closed for the Holidays during these dates:
(with the exception of our Call center and SVR center which are open 24/7/365)
02-04.10 – Rosh Hashana (New Year)
11-12.10 – Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
16-17.10 – Sukkot (Tabernacles)
23-24.10 – Simchat Tora (Rejoicing of the Law)
An important fact about Jewish Holidays:
Holiday dates vary slightly every year because the Jewish calendar is lunar based, not solar. Each holiday starts the evening before the day it appears on your calendar.
Rosh Hashanah is Jewish New Year –
a happy, festive holiday, but not quite as merry as the Gregorian New Year. It is a time to look back at the past year and make resolutions for the following year.
Rosh Hashana is also a time to begin mental preparations for the upcoming Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement –
The holiest day of the year in Judaism, a day of fasting and repentance to reconcile ourselves with the Creator and with friends and family for the mistakes we have
made in the last year.
Sukkot – Tabernacles –
During the existence of the Jerusalem Temple it was one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals, where people journeyed from all over to bring offerings in the temple. (The other two
are Pesach/Passover and Shavuot/Pentecost).Sukkot has a double significance, marking the end of the harvest time (the agricultural year of Israel), and a religious significance
commemorating the Exodus and the dependence of the People of Israel on the will of God.
The word Sukkot is the plural of sukkah, means a temporary walled structure covered with plant material such as palm leaves. A sukkah is the temporary dwelling in which
the Israelites lived on their Exodus journey from Egypt to Israel. More recently, farmers would live in them during harvesting, connecting to the agricultural
significance of the holiday. Throughout 7 days of the holiday, meals are eaten inside the sukkah and many people sleep there as well.
Simchat Tora – Rejoicing of the Law –
Coming at the end of the 7 days of Sukkot, is a festival where we celebrate reaching end of the annual cycle of weekly portions of the Tora reading. we start again at the
beginning (the book of Genesis).This is a happy festival with lots of singing and dancing.
Happy Holidays from Traffilog !