Jewish holidays are an opportunity to remember and retell chapters of the Jewish story, and to bring meaning from those stories to our lives today.
Did you know? Unlike the Gregorian (civil) calendar, which is based on the sun, the Jewish calendar is based primarily on the moon, with periodic adjustments made to account for the differences between the solar and lunar cycles. Therefore, the Jewish calendar might be described as both solar and lunar. To ensure Jewish holidays always fall in the proper season, an extra month is added to the Hebrew calendar seven times out of every 19 years.