Jewish Religious Festivals
A Jewish holiday (Yom Tov or chag in Hebrew) is a day that is holy to the Jewish people according to Judaism and is usually derived from the Hebrew Bible, specifically the Torah, and in some cases established by the rabbis in later eras. There are a number of festival days, fast days (ta'anit) and days of remembrance.
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“This is certainly not the place for a discourse about what festivals are for. Discussions on this theme were plentiful during that phase of preparation and on the whole were fruitless. My experience is that discussion is fruitless. What sets forth and demonstrates is the sight of events in action, is living through these events and understanding them.”
—Doris Lessing (b. 1919)
“Dr. Craigle: A good man, completely reliable. Not given to overcharging and stringing visits out, the way some do.
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Dr. Craigle: I suppose youre right. I suppose some of us do it, too. Not just the Chosen People.”
—Moss Hart (19041961)
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—Hannah Arendt (19061975)