Category: Mo’edim and Holidays

Holidays: Kwanzaa – A Celebration of African Heritage – December 26 through January 1

Shalom, everyone! The holiday of Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival observed each year in the African-American and many African Diaspora communities around the world from December 26th through January 1st on the Gregorian calendar. The non-sectarian holiday, created by African-American activist Maulana Karenga, celebrates African heritage in the African-American and African Diaspora cultures. Kwanzaa was first […]

Holiday Greetings: Joyous Kwanzaa from #Kwanzaa wishes all who remember and observe “Heri Za Kwanzaa” or a “Joyous Kwanzaa!” Kwanzaa is a seven-day, non-sectarian African diaspora festival celebrated annually from December 26 through January 1. The holiday was created in 1966 by African-American activist Maulana Karenga, formerly known as Ronald McKinley Everett. Kwanzaa celebrates the “Nguzo […]

Holiday Greetings: Happy Sukkot, Chag Sukkot Sameach from #2018 #Sukkot #FeastOfBooths wishes all who remember and observe a very Happy Sukkot, Chag Sukkot Sameach! Sukkot, also known as the “Feast of Booths” or “Feast of Tabernacles” is a biblical festival Yah commanded B’nei Israel to celebrate annually from the 15th to the 22nd days of Tishrei on the Hebrew calendar (Leviticus 23:33-44). […]

Holiday Greetings: An Easy, Meaningful Fast and G’mar Chatima Tovah from! #2018 #YomHaKippurim wish all who remember and observe an easy and meaningful fast and “G’mar Chatima Tovah” (“A good final sealing”) this Yom HaKippurim (“Day of Atonement”).  Yom HaKippurim is a biblical holiday YAH commanded B’nei Israel to commemorate annually on the tenth day of the Seventh Month (10th of Ethanim), with a […]

Holiday Greetings: Happy August Mawnin’ from! #2018 #EmancipationDay wish all who remember and observe a happy “August Mawnin’“ (“August Morning”) or Emancipation Day 2018. The holiday commemorates the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves throughout the former British Empire on August 1, 1834. In the early morning of August 1, 1834, some slaves in Jamaica climbed the mountaintops to usher […]