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The Israeli School Year Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

School year (שְׁנַת הַלִּמּוּדִים) in Israel opens on September 1st. More than 2 million students aged 3-18 will wake up next week to the first day of שְׁנַת הַלִּמּוּדִים תש”פ. School year in Israel opens every year on September 1st according to the Gregorian calendar, but named according to the Jewish calendar. The month of…

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All about Tu B’Av: The Hebrew Valentine’s Day Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

Every year on the 15th day of Av (the eleventh month in the Hebrew calendar) Jewish people celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Av (this year on August 15, 2019). Tu B’Av (ט”ו באב) is the most mysterious Jewish festival (חַג). We don’t know exactly how early it began. The first mention of this date (תַּאֲרִיךְ)…

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