We are delighted to provide you with this Christian guide to the Jewish and Israeli holidays.

This booklet has been written specifically for Christians and is meant to give you an overview of the major holidays. You will discover which holidays we can trace back to the Bible, the rich Jewish tradition associated with these holidays, and the profound significance of these events to followers of our Jewish Messiah, Jesus.

In addition to the biblical Jewish feasts and festivals, there are other holidays that have been included in this guide: Purim, the holiday that celebrates God’s deliverance as recorded in the Book of Esther, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel’s Memorial and Independence Days, Hanukkah, and others.

We have also included a handful of delicious recipes, because after all what is a holiday without food? This special guide is intended to provide you with an open door through which you can enter and begin exploring the holidays.