Jewish calendar dating
Marks the beginning of ten days of repentance culminating with Yom Kippur. Tishrei 15 - Sukkot commemorates the forty years of wandering of the People of Israel in the desert after the exodus from Egypt.
In memory Jewish people are commanded to build and live in temporary dwellings for seven days (Leviticus ).
All holidays are celebrated on the same day of the Hebrew calendar every year (with a few exceptions for some holidays that fall on Shabbat).
Select year: • 5778 (2017-2018) • 5779 (2018-2019) • 5780 (2019-2020) • 5781 (2020-2021) Tishrei 1-2 - The Jewish New Year.
Adar 14 - Purim commemorates the annulment of the decree against the Jewish people in ancient Persia (Late 6th century B. Nisan 27 - Holocaust Memorial Day in remembrance of the 6 million Jews killed by the German Nazi regime and their collaborators.
Iyar 4 - Memorial Day in memory of the fallen soldiers of the Israel Defense forces and victims of Arab terrorism. Marks the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel in 1948.
The Earth revolves around the sun in about 365¼ days, or about 12.4 lunar months. The first month of the Jewish calendar is in the spring, when Passover occurs.
The number is determined by adding up the ages of the people listed in Biblical genealogies dating back to Adam. The school year tends to begin in August or September.