Moadim

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Overview

The Sabbath Day (i.e., Shabbat, a weekly feast) - Genesis 2:3, Exodus 20:8, Deuteronomy 5:12

  1. Passover (Pesach) - Nisan 14-15, Leviticus 23:5
  2. Unleavened Bread (Chag Hamotzi) - Nisan 15-22, Leviticus 23:6
  3. First Fruits (Yom habikkurim) - Nisan 16-17, Leviticus 23:11
  4. Pentecost (Shavu’ot) - Sivan 6-7, Leviticus 23:16
  5. Trumpets (Yom Teru’ah) - Tishri 1, Leviticus 25:8-10
  6. Atonement (Yom Kippur) - Tishri 10, Leviticus 23:27
  7. Tabernacles (Sukkot) - Tishri 15-22, Leviticus 23:34

The Spring Holidays

  • Rosh Chodashim - The Biblical New Year [Nisan 1]
  • Passover (Pesach) - Celebration of freedom [Nisan 15] (Major Holiday)
    • The Passover Seder [Nisan 15 (evening of the 14th)]
    • Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatzot) - Messiah’s Burial [Nisan 15-22]
    • Sefirat HaOmer - Counting the Omer [Nisan 16- Sivan 5]; the countdown to Shavu’ot.
    • The Day of Firstfruits (Yom HaBikkurim) - Messiah’s Resurrection; [Nisan 17]
    • Mem B’Omer - Holiday of the Ascension [Iyyar 25] (40th day of the Omer)
  • Pentecost (Shavuot; Chag HaBikkurim) - The giving of the Torah at Sinai and the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) to the Church at Zion [Sivan 6-7] (Major Holiday)

The Summer Holidays

  • Tish’ah B’Av (Summer) Last day of the three weeks of sorrow [Av 9]
  • Tu B’Av - Harvest and Romance [Av 15] (Jewish tradition)

The Fall Holidays

  • Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe):
    • Rosh Hashanah / Yom Teru’ah - The Day of Judgment [Tishri 1]
    • Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) - Israel’s national salvation [Tishri 10]
  • Tabernacles (Sukkot) - The world to come (Major Holiday) [Tishri 15-21]
    • Hoshana Rabba - The seventh day of Sukkot [Tishri 21]
    • Shemini Atzeret - The 8th day of assembly following Sukkot [Tishri 22]
    • Simchat Torah - Celebration of the giving of the Torah [Tishri 23]
  • Chanukah (Dedication) - late fall/early winter: Victory; [Kislev 25 - Tevet 3]

The Winter Holidays

  • Chanukah (Dedication) [Kislev 25 - Tevet 3]
  • Tu B’Shevat [Shevat 15] - The New Year for trees
  • Purim (Lots) [Adar 14]
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