Jewish religious year

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The Jewish religious year consists of the events, observances and liturgies observed by Jews over the course of a year. Holidays and other observances are fixed on the Jewish, or Hebrew calendar, a lunisolar calendar, but float with respect to other calendars in widespread use, such as the Gregorian calendar. Further information on the Jewish religious year is available in the following articles:

  • Hebrew calendar, the calendar basis for Jewish religious observances
  • Jewish holiday, describing the Jewish Sabbath, festivals, and other observances throughout the year
  • Weekly Torah reading, describing the annual cycle of Torah readings on the Sabbaths of the year
  • Jewish prayer provides a gateway to resources about other liturgical variations over the course of the year


  • Lindsay Jones, ed. (December 2004), Encyclopedia of Religion (2 ed.), Macmillan Reference USA, ISBN 978-0028657332