Category: Mo’edim

Holidays: Hebrew Holiday Calendar (2018 – 2019)

Shalom everyone! The following is the Hebrew Holiday Calendar for the Hebrew Year beginning in the Spring on Rosh Chodesh First Month (Aviv) for the period 2018 – 2019. All holidays begin at sundown on the evening before the date specified in the tables below. For example, if the date for Rosh Chodesh […]

Holidays: Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret (Feast of Booths and the 8th Day of Assembly) #Sukkot #SheminiAtzeret

Shalom everyone! The biblical holidays of Chag Sukkot (Feast of Booths) and Shemini Atzeret (Eighth Day of Assembly), both collectively known as Sukkot in modern times, are observed each beginning on the 15th day of the Seventh Month (15 of Ethanim/Tishrei) and ending on the 22nd day of the Seventh Month (22 of Ethanim/Tishrei). This eight-day holiday is another of YAH‘s mo’edim (appointed times), […]

Holidays: Yom HaKippurim – Day of Atonement #YomKippur

Shalom everyone! The biblical holiday of Yom HaKippurim (Day of Atonement) is observed each year on the 10th day of the Seventh Month (10 of Ethanim/Tishrei). The holiday is one of YAH‘s moe’dim (appointed times) which He commanded B’nei Yisrael to commemorate as a sacred solemn occasion with affliction of the soul (fasting from […]

Holidays: Sefirat HaOmer – Counting of the Omer

Shalom everyone! Sefirat HaOmer or the “Counting of the Omer” is the verbal counting of each of the days between the biblical holidays of the 1st day of Chag HaMatzot (Feast of Unleavened Bread) and Shavuot (Feast of Weeks). YAH commanded in the Torah that the B’nei Yisrael were to begin counting the days from […]

Holiday Greetings: Happy Sigd from TwelveTotems.org #Sigd #ChagSigdSameach

TwelveTotems.org would like to wish all who remember and observe a happy Sigd. According to Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish) tradition, Sigd commemorates the day that YAH first revealed Himself to Moshe. The word “Sigd” is an Amharic word meaning “prostration,” bowing down” or “worship,” however, the Amharic word is originally derived from the Hebrew word “segida” meaning […]

Holidays: Sigd (סְגֵב‎‎) – “Prostration” – A Holiday of Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish Community) #Sigd

Shalom everyone! Sigd is celebrated by Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish community) on the 29th day of the eighth month (Cheshvan) on the Hebrew Calendar. The holiday falls exactly 50 days after Yom Kippur on the Hebrew calendar, corresponding to late October or late November on the Gregorian calendar. Background According to Beta […]

Holiday Greetings: An Easy, Meaningful Fast and G’mar Chatima Tovah from TwelveTotems.org! #5778 #YomKippur

TwelveTotems.org wish all who remember and observe an easy and meaningful fast and “G’mar Chatima Tovah” (“A good final sealing”) this Yom Kippur (“Day of Atonement”).  Yom Kippur is a biblical holiday Yah commanded B’nei Israel to commemorate annually on the tenth day of the seventh month (1oth of Tishrei/Ethanim), with a […]

Holidays: The Special Torah Portions for Holidays

Shalom everyone! The following is a list of the Special Torah portions for holidays, including Festivals, Fast Days and Special Sabbaths, read during an annual cycle on the Hebrew calendar, along with their corresponding haftarah portions. The haftarah portions listed are the most commonly-read portions within the Yemenite community: Key: Y=Yemenite […]