Shiksa’s Guide to Jewish Holidays
Jewish holidays are a sacred time for Jewish families, whether they are practicing Orthodox, Conservative or Reform Judaism, or consider themselves non-affiliated.
It is a time to get together with family and friends and celebrate each other and the Jewish culture. Whether they go to Synagogue to observe or work through the holidays, they are still extremely important. And if you ignore or God forbid forget them, there is more Jewish guilt to go around then you can ever imagine!
In my experience each holiday, or tradition observed, remembers a tragic event, or celebrates how the Jewish people in the past overcame something.
The one thing you can count on is that there will be Challah (or matzo), wine and prayers and there is usually something to complain about!
Regardless if you are in a relationship with a Jewish person you will want to understand the Jewish holidays and the significance of each to your partner and their family.
Check out below our posts sharing our experiences, knowledge and recipes for many of the Jewish holidays.