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Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (10 Tishri)

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Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (10 Tishri) The Day of Atonement is regarded as a sacred and solemn occasion, on which synagogue attendance is particularly important. On Yom KippurJews believe God makes the final decision on who will live, die, prosper and fail during the next year, and seals his judgement in the Book of Life.

  • Hanukkah, or Chanukah (25 Kislev - 2 or 3 Tevet, depending on the length of Kislev)

    The story of Hanukkah is that of the "miracle of the oil". In 164 BC a group of Jews called the Maccabees recaptured Jerusalem from the occupying Syrian Greeks. When they came to rededicate the temple, they had only enough sacred oil to light the menorah (seven-branched candlestick) for one day.

    1. There are four main similarities between Christianity and Judaism, name each.

      1. Covenants

      2. Non-bloody sacrifices

      3. The “day of the Lord”

      4. Kingship

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