Archive for August, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (08/31)

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Aug 31 : 08 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know there are five Jewish holidays that are celebrated during the month of September or early October?

These holidays include Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Did you know that the eight-day long holiday of Sukkot, which concludes with the two-day festival of Shemeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah, has an agricultural significance as well as a religious one?

Agriculturally, the holiday is connected to the gleaning of the harvest. In Israel (and among Reform Jews in the Diaspora), Sukkkot lasts for one week, culminating in a one-day festival combining Shemeni Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5771 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 08, 2010.

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(August 31) Today we're celebrating . . .  Love Litigating Lawyers Day

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Love Litigating Lawyers Day

What do you call 5000 dead lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

A good start!

Ha! Ha! Ha! Don’t’cha just love a good lawyer joke? Me too! But enough of that – today is really a day for honoring those lawyers that really do make a difference in the world with their work.

Ok now that thats over with lets get back to the jokes!

What’s the difference between a lawyer and a catfish?
One is a slimy, bottom dwelling, scum sucker. The other is a fish.

And I’ll sign off with this one…

How many lawyer jokes are there?
Just two, all the rest are true.

For more Lawyer jokes check out these websites:
Lawyer Jokes (and thanks for the jokes!)
Lawyer Jokes – Only Joking

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Holiday Invite: High Holy Days on the Net

Monday, August 30th, 2010

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Shanah Tova!
Happy New Year!

With the Jewish season of the High Holy Days upon us, we are delighted to invite you to come join our High Holiday Day celebrations at Holidays on the Net.

The Jewish High Holy Days refer to the ten-day period between the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei, when Rosh Hashanah begins, and the tenth day of the month, when Yom Kippur falls.

These two holidays are the most significant in the Jewish calendar, a time rich in religious, spiritual and historical symbolism. On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish people celebrate the beginning of a new year. The holiday is commemorated with special services, such as Tashlich (casting off of one’s sins), and the blowing of the shofar (and here). Rosh Hashanah is also a sacred time for ritualized family gatherings and sweet festive meals. And make your celebration a sweet and tasty one with our delicious holiday recipes.

Get the little ones interested in the holiday with our selection of fun and entertaining Rosh Hashanah crafts and holiday related coloring pictures. Send holiday greetings to your friends and family with our Rosh Hashanah eGreeting Cards.

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the Days of Awe. During this ten-day period, the Jewish people stand before G-d, praying for forgiveness for their sins and hoping to be inscribed in the Book of Life. Then on Yom Kippur, which is also called the Day of Atonement, the Jewish people fast for 25 hours, during which they atone for their sins.

We hope that you will find something at Holidays on the Net that will help you better enjoy and appreciate these High Holy Days. We really look forward to seeing you at our High Holy Days celebration!

Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday September 08. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on September 17.

Happy Holidays and Shanah Tova!

Louie and the Holiday Elves

Holidays on the Net

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (08/30)

Monday, August 30th, 2010

dykrh

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Aug 30 : 09 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that Rosh Hashanah is one of three new years in the Jewish faith?

Tishrei, the month in which Rosh Hashanah falls, is actually the 7th month of the calendar year. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the new calendar year.

Nissan is the first month of the year and when the Jewish holiday of Passover falls. Nissan was historically the start of a new year for the counting of kings’ reign.

Tu B’Shevat, which falls on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat, is the new year for trees — the date by which observant Jews determine whether a tree’s first fruits may be harvested and eaten

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5771 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 08, 2010.

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(August 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Holistic Pet Day

Monday, August 30th, 2010

National Holistic Pet Day
A day for educating and promoting the use of natural and holistic treatments for your pets and animals.

Did You Know? Countdown to Rosh Hashanah (08/29)

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

dykrh

Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Rosh Hashanah &
the Jewish High Holy Days

Aug 29 : 10 days to Rosh Hashanah*

Did you know that Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year?

The Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah is widely known and celebrated as the New Years Day of the Jewish calendar, but…

Did you know that Rosh Hashanah actually has a fourfold meaning?

It is the Jewish New Year, the Day of Remembrance, the Day of Shofar Blowing, and…

Did you know that Rosh Hashanah is also referred to as the Day of Judgment?

This moniker invokes the Jewish belief that on Rosh Hashanah, G-d judges each person and determines his or her fate for the coming year.

Rosh Hashanah begins a 10 day period, known as the High Holy Days or Yamim Nora’im, a time of penitence and prayer that ends with Yom Kippur. Jews worldwide are given these 10 days to repent for their sins and ask G-d for forgiveness.

Our countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days begins today. We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish High Holy Days. Please join us!

*Rosh Hashanah 5771 begins at sundown on Wednesday September 08, 2010.

Signup for our Did You Know? Holiday Countdown emails or follow us on Twitter – twitter.com/holidaysnet (@holidaysnet)

(August 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  More Herbs, Less Salt Day

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

More Herbs, Less Salt Day
A day to remember that flavoring your recipes and food with herbs can be tastier, and definitely more healthier, than using salt.

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