Remembers the Exodus from Egypt Observances: Avoiding all leavened grain products and related foods; Family or communal retelling of the Exodus story Length: For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall remove the leaven from your homes Pesach begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan.
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Groupings[ edit ] Certain terms are used very commonly for groups of holidays. By extension, outside the Land of Israel , the second-day holidays known under the rubric Yom tov sheni shel galuyot literally, "Second Yom Tov of the Diaspora" are also included in this grouping. Colloquially, Yom Kippur , a Biblically-mandated date on which even food preparation is prohibited, is often included in this grouping. Terminology used to describe holidays[ edit ] Certain terminology is used in referring to different categories of holidays, depending on their source and their nature: See " Groupings " above. These terms are generally used to describe the rabbinic fasts, although tzom is used liturgically to refer to Yom Kippur as well.
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Sounding the shofar ram's horn trumpet Length: Dipping apples in honey; Casting off "sins" into a river Greeting: For a good year! In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a sabbath for you, a remembrance with shofar blasts, a holy convocation.
The word "Orthodox" was borrowed from the general German Enlightenment discourse, and used not to denote a specific religious group, but rather those Jews who opposed Enlightenment. During the early and midth century, with the advent of the progressive movements among German Jews and especially early Reform Judaism , the title "Orthodox" became the epithet of the traditionalists who espoused conservative positions on the issues raised by modernization. They themselves often disliked the alien, Christian name, preferring titles like "Torah-true" gesetztreu , and often declared they used it only for the sake of convenience.