What are some Jewish holidays?

Here's the answer:

God gave the Jews special days to remember His blessing.

Jewish people have two different kinds of holidays. One that they celebrate weekly, called Sabbath. The others they celebrate each year, like Passover.

Jewish people also celebrate festivals like the Fall Feasts. The first is called the Feast of Trumpets in the Bible, but Rosh Hashanah on the calendar. This phrase means “the head of the year,” and celebrates the new year. It lasts for two days and foods made with honey and apples remind the people to hope for a good and sweet year.

Then comes Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. This is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. No work is done and no food is eaten for 24 hours, as they wait upon God for His placing their name in His book. Then after the 24-hour fast, families sit down, celebrate, and eat because the festival is over.

The next and last fall feast occurs, called Sukkot, or Tabernacles. This feast celebrates God's provision and blessing of His people in the wilderness after they were delivered from Egypt. This feast also celebrates the fall harvest. In Jesus' day, the people gathered, and the huge menorah in the center of the temple was filled with light. Speaking of this time, Jesus told the people, "I am the light of the world. Those who follow me will never walk in darkness. They will have the light that leads to life."

Jewish festivals not only hold significance for the Jewish people, but for us as Christians because they speak of Jesus. They remind us to love and appreciate the Jewish people because God gave them His Word, and that's what led us to Jesus.

Bible Truth

"The LORD spoke to Moses. He said, 'Speak to the people of Israel. Tell them, "Here are my appointed feast days. They are the appointed feast days of the LORD. Tell the people that they must come together for these sacred feasts"'" (Leviticus 24:1-2).