How are Jewish beliefs shown in festivals?


Learning Objectives
Students should learn:
  • about the content of two Jewish festivals
  • about why Jews celebrate these festivals
  • how important festivals are in the lives of Jews and others


Learning Outcomes

  • describe the events of two Jewish festivals
  • explain the key beliefs behind these festivals
  • understand the importance of festivals for Jews and others


Virtual Jerusalem - has lots of information on Jewish festivals, presented in a colourful, easy-to-use way, with step-by-step guides, pictures and audio files

Judiasm 101 - with pages on all Jewish festivals, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Pesach, Purim and Shavuot (and a Gentile's guide to Jewish festivals!)