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    Shavuot 2014

    Wondering when Shavuot falls out in 2014? Click here to find out and for more information about the holiday.

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    Tisha B'Av 2014

    Click to find out when Tisha B'Av falls out in 2014, along with more information about the day.

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    Purim 2015

    Are you wondering when Purim falls out in 2015? Click here to find out and for general information about the holiday.

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    Passover 2015

    Are you wondering when Passover falls out in 2015? Click here to find out and for more information.

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    Hanukkah 2015

    Are you wondering when Hanukkah falls out in 2015? Click here to find out and for more information about the holiday.

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    Rosh Hashanah 2015

    Are you wondering when Rosh Hashanah falls out in 2015? Click here to find out and for more information.

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    Yom Kippur 2015

    Click here to find out when Yom Kippur falls out in 2015, along with other information about the holiday.

  • MJL Hot Topic 8

    Sukkot 2015

    Are you wondering when Sukkot falls out in 2015? Click here to find out and for more information about the holiday.

  • MJL Hot Topic 9

    Shavuot 2015

    Are you wondering when Shavuot falls out in 2015? Click here to find out and for more information about the holiday.

  • MJL Hot Topic 10

    Tisha B'Av 2015

    Are you wondering when Tisha B'Av falls out in 2015? Click here to find out and for more information about the fast day.

  • MJL Hot Topic 11

    Passover 2014

    When does Passover fall in 2014? Click here to find out and for more information.

  • MJL Hot Topic 12

    America's Real Top Rabbis 2012

    Vote for your favorite rabbi -- and win them dinner and a massage!

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    Rosh Hashanah 2012

    Rosh Hashanah 2012 begins at sunset Sunday, September 16, 2013, and ends in the evening of Tuesday, September 18.

  • MJL Hot Topic 14

    Hanukkah 2013

    Hanukkah 2013 begins in the evening of Wednesday, November 27, and ends in the evening of Thursday, December 5.

  • MJL Hot Topic 15

    Passover 2013

    Passover 2013, everything you need to celebrate the holiday.

  • MJL Hot Topic 16

    Passover 2012

    Passover 2012, everything you need to know about celebrating the holiday.

  • MJL Hot Topic 17

    Purim 2013

    Purim 2013 begins at sunset on Saturday, February 23, and ends on Sunday, February 24.

  • MJL Hot Topic 18

    Purim 2012

    Purim 2012 begins at sunset on Wednesday, March 7.

  • MJL Hot Topic 19

    Hanukkah 2012

    Hanukkah 2012 begins at sunset on Saturday, December 8, 2012, and ends on Sunday, December 16, 2012.

  • MJL Hot Topic 20

    Hanukkah 2011

    Dates, times, and what you need to know about the Festival of Lights.

  • MJL Hot Topic 21

    Holocaust Survivors

    Six million Jews were killed in the atrocities of the Holocaust, but about 3.5 million survived.

  • MJL Hot Topic 22

    Election Day

    The importance of voting.

  • MJL Hot Topic 23

    Global Day of Jewish Learning

    During the Global Day of Jewish Learning, communities around the world will share Jewish dialogue and exploration, celebrating all that unites us.

  • MJL Hot Topic 24

    How to Wear Tallit (video)

    A tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl, is an integral part of the morning prayer service, and a commandment in the Bible. How do you do it? Find out right here, with Rabbi Steven Exler.

  • MJL Hot Topic 25

    How Jews Mourn: A Video

    Death, mourning, and grieving are parts of Jewish life.

  • MJL Hot Topic 26

    Chai Riders

    The Chai Riders Motorcycle Club participates in New York City's annual Israel Day Parade.

  • MJL Hot Topic 27

    Jerusalem

    Jerusalem is the "City of Gold," a holy place to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike.

  • MJL Hot Topic 28

    Hanukkah Song

    A Hanukkah music video about lighting candles, spreading the fire, learning Torah and celebrating the festival of Hanukkah.

  • MJL Hot Topic 29

    Queering the Bible in London

    London is one of the most exciting Jewish cities in the world.

  • MJL Hot Topic 30

    Rosh Hashanah 2011

    Everything you need to know to celebrate the holiday.

  • MJL Hot Topic 31

    Yom Kippur 2011

    Everything you need to know to celebrate the holiday.

  • MJL Hot Topic 32

    Sukkot 2011

    Everything you need to know to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

  • MJL Hot Topic 33

    Purim 2011

    Everything you need to know to celebrate the holiday.

  • MJL Hot Topic 34

    What Is a Sukkah?

    What is a Sukkah? The designers of the Sukkah City competition explain the ancient Jewish hut.

  • MJL Hot Topic 35

    What Is a Shofar?

    How to blow the shofar, the ram's horn, for Rosh Hashanah.

  • MJL Hot Topic 36

    Tisha B'Av 2011

    Everything you need to know to commemorate the holiday.

  • MJL Hot Topic 37

    Truth About Summer Camp

    It is a mistake to not go to Jewish summer camp.

  • MJL Hot Topic 38

    Hagbah and Gelilah (video)

    Learn how to lift up a Torah scroll during services on Shabbat and weekdays, and how to tie up a Torah. Rabbi Steven Exler and Tamar Fox teach us how it's done.

  • MJL Hot Topic 39

    Sweden

    The Radical Jewish Traveler celebrates secularism at the 60th parallel.

  • MJL Hot Topic 40

    How to Have an Aliyah

    Getting called up to the Torah doesn't have to mean getting frazzled. Here's how.

  • MJL Hot Topic 41

    Best Seder Ever Contest

    Enter My Jewish Learning's Best Seder Ever contest, and you could win free matzah for a year.

  • MJL Hot Topic 42

    HIV/AIDS

    Despite the richness of Jewish sources which speak to stigma and illness, the history of Jewish community's reaction to HIV/AIDS has been rocky.

  • MJL Hot Topic 43

    Bronfman Papers

    Five of the essays that were written for The Bronfman Vision Forum's "Judaism as Civilizations: Belonging in Age of Multiple Identities," a project of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, along with responses

  • MJL Hot Topic 44

    Jewish News

    Jewish current events in your area

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    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    This month take some time to educate yourself about breast cancer issues, including the very high occurrence of breast cancer among Ashkenazi Jewish women, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, recent medical developments, and organizations that can provide support

  • MJL Hot Topic 46

    Polish-Jewish Relations

    Zydki figurines represent another chapter in Polish-Jewish relations.

  • MJL Hot Topic 47

    10 Days to a Better You

    Being a better person can be a daunting task. Here at MyJewishLearning we put together 10 easy things you can do right away that will help you do better and feel better as you get ready for the Day of Atonement.

  • MJL Hot Topic 48

    What Is a Cantor?

    Jeremiah Lockwood tells (and demonstrates) the duty and power of a cantor during the synagogue service.

  • MJL Hot Topic 49

    What Is Jewish Music?

    Jeremiah Lockwood of the Sway Machinery explains the history and confusion behind Jewish music.

  • MJL Hot Topic 50

    21st Century Shofar

    During the month of Elul we blow the shofar to awaken our souls and prepare them for the High Holidays. MyJewishLearning staff picked some contemporary songs that have acted as personal shofars this year.

  • MJL Hot Topic 51

    Judaism

    Judaism is the religion of the Jews, the first monotheistic religion.

  • MJL Hot Topic 52

    Intro to Judaism

    Read My Jewish Learning's 101 articles to start learning the basics of Judaism.

  • MJL Hot Topic 53

    Jeremiah Lockwood Sings Hineni

    Hineni, from the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, is one of the most meaningful and humbling prayers that can be prayed by a human being.

  • MJL Hot Topic 54

    Author Blog Index

    A guide to the contemporary Jewish authors featured on MyJewishLearning and the Jewish Book Council's blog series.

  • MJL Hot Topic 55

    Bad Poetry 2009 Winners

    The best bad Jewish poems of 2009.

  • MJL Hot Topic 56

    Matchmakers

    Tu B'Av, (the 15th of Av), a Jewish day for matchmaking and love.

  • MJL Hot Topic 57

    Jews in the Revolutionary War

    Like other colonial Americans, Jews' loyalties were divided, with a sizeable majority favoring the Patriot vision of an independent America. While some Jews fought, others suffered at the hands of the British.

  • MJL Hot Topic 58

    Jewish Gangsters

    A little-known chapter of Jewish American history concerns the Jewish gangsters of the 1920s and 1930s.

  • MJL Hot Topic 59

    Video: How Jews Pray

    "How Jews Pray" checks out what we talk (and think) about when we pray, what it means when we do, and whether anyone's on the receiving end.

  • MJL Hot Topic 60

    Bad Poetry Contest

    My Jewish Learning's Bad Poetry Contest seeks the worst Jewish-themed poem ever to bestow massive prizes upon.

  • MJL Hot Topic 61

    Gifts for Grads

    Here are some gift ideas for all kinds of graduates and all kinds of budgets. Skip the fountain pen and the briefcase--we've got you covered.

  • MJL Hot Topic 62

    Summer Books

    Book reviews of American Jewish literature.

  • MJL Hot Topic 63

    Star Trek

    A look at how Star Trek was shaped by Jewish ideals.

  • MJL Hot Topic 64

    Video: How Jews Eat

    How Jews Eat, a film about four Jewish people discussing their eating habits, cuisine, tastes, favorite food and other thoughts.

  • MJL Hot Topic 65

    Ordination of Women as Rabbis

    Women rabbis in history and in the news.

  • MJL Hot Topic 66

    Slavery Today

    A look at modern day slavery.

  • MJL Hot Topic 67

    Video: How Jews Look

    Four Jews talk about what it means to look Jewish and wear Jewish.

  • MJL Hot Topic 68

    April Fool's

    The "Nudist Bar Mitzvah," for families with a free loving lifestyle, allows children to enter the adult Jewish world in their birthday suits.

  • MJL Hot Topic 69

    April Fool's

    The Dead Sea Scrolls aren't the only scrolls on the block anymore.

  • MJL Hot Topic 70

    Women's History Month

    Organizations that help celebrate Jewish Women's History Month

  • MJL Hot Topic 71

    Eco-Judaism

    Making our lives more green.

  • MJL Hot Topic 72

    Shmuley Boteach

    Shmuley Boteach, the "sex rabbi," interviews about relationships, sex, and his new book, The Kosher Sutra.

  • MJL Hot Topic 73

    Years in Review

    MJL reviews the past four years of Jewish life.

  • MJL Hot Topic 74

    Genetic Diseases

    Jewish genetic diseases resources and testing

  • MJL Hot Topic 75

    Jewish American Heritage Month

    During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate the vital contributions of Jewish Americans to our Nation

  • MJL Hot Topic 76

    Jewish Genealogy

    A Five-minute Guide to Jewish Genealogical Research.

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