Hanukkah celebrated in the Polish Sejm , Warsaw Hanukkah is celebrated with a series of rituals that are performed every day throughout the 8-day holiday, some are family-based and others communal. There are special additions to the daily prayer service , and a section is added to the blessing after meals. There is no religious reason for schools to be closed, although in Israel schools close from the second day for the whole week of Hanukkah. Fried foods such as latkes potato pancakes , jelly doughnuts sufganiyot , and Sephardic bimuelos are eaten to commemorate the importance of oil during the celebration of Hanukkah. Some also have a custom of eating dairy products to remember Judith and how she overcame Holofernes by feeding him cheese, which made him thirsty, and giving him wine to drink.
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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.
Holidays begin at sunset the night before "Work" is forbidden on many holidays Some holidays are one day longer than the Bible says Holidays fall on different dates every year This is the first in a series of pages on the Jewish holidays. This page discusses some basic considerations that apply to all or many holidays. Each of the individual holiday pages talks about the significance of a holiday, its traditional observances and related customs, the date on which each holiday will occur for the next five years, and in some cases recipes for traditional, Ashkenazic holiday-related foods. For those who just want information on a need-to-know basis, there is also A Gentile's Guide to the Jewish Holidays , which will give you a basic awareness of the holidays most commonly observed by American Jews.
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