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Shimon Peres Birthday (1923)

Born August 2, 1923


Tu B'Av - טו באב

Tu B'Av, the 15th Day of Av was celebrated in the time of the Second Temple period (before the fall of Jerusalem in 70 C.E.) marking the beginning of the grape harvest.


Menachem Begin's birthday (1913)

Born August 16, 1913


Tish'a B'Av - תשעה באב

A day of fasting in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar


First Zionist Congress (1897)

In Basil Switzerland, Theodor Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress which established the World Zionist Organization.


Rosh HaShanah - ראש השנה

The Jewish New Year, the first of the High Holy Days.


Erev Yom Kippur - ערב יום כפור

The Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the year for the Jews.


Yom Kippur - יום כפור

The Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the year for the Jews.


Sukkot - סוכות

A biblical holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei. It is one of the three biblically mandated festivals on which Hebrews were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.


Shemini Atzeret - שמיני עצרת

The last night of Sukkot brings the beginning of the two-day festival of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.


Simchat Torah - שמחת תורה

Is a celebration marking the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings, and the beginning of a new cycle.


Ben Gurion's birthday (1886)

Born October 16, 1886


Netanyahu's birthday (1949)

Born October 21, 1949


Yom HaAliyah / יום העלייה

Israeli national holiday celebrated annually to acknowledge Aliyah, immigration to the Jewish state, as a core value of the State of Israel, and honor the ongoing contributions of Olim to Israeli society.


Official Adoption of Flag of Israel (1948)

66 years ago today, Israel adopted the blue and white star of David flag as the official flag of Israel. Since then, the flag has been a symbol of liberation and human rights for Jews around the world.


Balfour Day

A call for celebration! On November 2, 1917, the Jewish people received public validation of our ancient hope and another step towards building a state of our own!


Petach Tikva established (1878)

November 3, 1878

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