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* Yom HaAtzma'utYom HaAtzma'ut

Israeli Independence Day. Commemorates the declaration of independence of Israel in 1948. Note that Hebcal displays modern holidays like Yom HaAtzma'ut according to the Israeli schedule. Although Yom HaAtzma'ut is normally observed on the 5th of Iyyar, it may be moved earlier or postponed if observance of the holiday (or Yom HaZikaron, which always preceeds it) would conflict with Shabbat.

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* Parashat Achrei Mot-KedoshimParashat Achrei Mot-Kedoshim

Torah Portion: Leviticus 16:1 - 20:27 Haftarah for Ashkenazim: Amos 9:7 - 9:15 Haftarah for Sephardim: Ezekiel 20:2 - 20:20

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* Pesach SheniPesach Sheni

Second Passover, one month after Passover.

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* Parashat EmorParashat Emor

Torah Portion: Leviticus 21:1 - 24:23 Haftarah: Ezekiel 44:15 - 44:31

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* Lag BaOmerLag BaOmer

Lag B'Omer, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. One reason given for the holiday is as the day of passing of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. Modern Jewish tradition links the holiday to the Bar Kokhba Revolt against the Roman Empire (132-135 CE). In Israel, it is celebrated as a symbol for the fighting Jewish spirit.

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* Parashat Behar-BechukotaiParashat Behar-Bechukotai

Torah Portion: Leviticus 25:1 - 27:34 Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19 - 17:14

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* Yom YerushalayimYom Yerushalayim

Jerusalem Day is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to thank God for victory in the Six-Day War and for answering the 2,000-year-old prayer of "Next Year in Jerusalem".

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* Rosh Chodesh SivanRosh Chodesh Sivan

Beginning of new Hebrew month of Sivan. Sivan is the 3rd month of the Hebrew year. Corresponds to May or June on the Gregorian calendar.

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* Parashat BamidbarParashat Bamidbar

Torah Portion: Numbers 1:1 - 4:20 Haftarah: Hosea 2:1 - 2:22

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* Erev ShavuotErev Shavuot

The festival of Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer.

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* Shavuot IShavuot I

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. The holiday is one of the Shalosh Regalim, the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer.

     
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