Jewish Festivals and Holidays, From Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur to Tisha B'av

A breakdown of the Jewish holidays and festivals, and why some are celebrated for an extra day outside of Israel.

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Jewish life is measured by the Hebrew calendar, which is based on a solar year comprising 12 lunar months. To correct the discrepancy between the lengths of the solar and lunar years, an extra month is added...