Preparing for Sukkot
Sukkot is one of three (along with Passover and Shavuot) Biblical pilgrimage holidays.
On the 10th day of the Tishrei month, we celebrate Yom Kippur, the day of atonement and fast, considered the holiest and the most solemn day of the year in the Jewish calendar.
The Passover Haggadah
The Passover Haggadah is the story of the Jews’ liberation and departure from Egypt. The Haggadah is read during the Seder — the ritual feast that marks the beginning of Passover. Every Jewish household should posses a copy of the text; in fact every adult Jew should have one. Due to the upcoming Passover, editions of Haggadot and Mahzorim starting from the late 19th century up to the newest ones published in the 21st century have appeared on the shelves of the Reading Room belonging to the JHI’s Library. Below we present photographs of a few selected editions. All the Haggadot are beautifully illustrated and published with great care.
Everything you would like to know about the scroll C-331, but were afraid to ask.
In Judaism, holidays are divided in to two categories — those based on the Torah (De-orajta דאורייתא) and those established by rabbis (De-rabanan דרבון). Tu BiShvat is a rabbinic ritual mentioned in the talmudic tractate Rosh Hashanah (literally “New Year”).
Purim is a holiday celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Adar to commemorate the saving of the Jewish people from the terrible fate Haman the evil had in store for them.
Hanukkah, Jewish Festival of Lights
The Jews all over the world are celebrating the Festival of Lights (from Hebrew Chag HaUrim), commonly known as Hanukkah.
Chag Hanukkah Sameach!
Hanukkah wishes from the Jewish Historical Institute.
Bookstore and exhibitions at JHI closed on September 23rd
On the occasion of Yom Kippur bookstore and exhibitions at Jewish Historical Institute will be closed on Wednesday, September 23rd.
Wishes on Rosh Ha-Shanah and New Year 5776 from the employees of Jewish Historical Institute.
Rosh Hashanah 5774
The day of the new year.
The story of purim
A gut jontew! Hag Sameach Pesach!
We kindly inform you that on 04.15.2014, the feast of Passover, the Jewish Historical Institute will be closed.
We would like to inform you that on 15th April the Jewish Historical Institute will be closed due to the holiday of Pesach.
The Jewish Historical Institute and the Jewish Community of Warsaw wish to invite you to the purim ball.
Festival of Lights
Children also participate in cleaning, usually for the smaller ones left is a handful of crumbs, so they could find it a day before the holiday and together with their father ceremoniously burn them.
Tomorrow evening, February 23rd, and in the Jewish calendar on the 14th of Adar, Purim begins.