Festivals commemorate significant moments in every religion’s calendar. Many Jewish festivals focus on remembering God’s saving power and that good overcomes evil.
Why are festivals important to believers?
They remember important events and teachings of their religion
They make people forget about their religion
People can spend a lot of money and enjoy themselves
Why do Jews eat unleavened bread (Matzah) at Passover?
To symbolise the poverty of the Jews when they left Egypt
To remember that the Jews did not have time to wait for the bread to rise before they left Egypt
To remind them of the importance of healthy eating
What event is remembered at Pesach?
Abraham's call from God
God's gift of the Law to Moses
The Exodus of the Jews from Egypt
For whom is an extra cup placed on the table during the Passover meal?
The prophet Elijah
What does 'Yom Kippur' mean?
The Day of Judgement
The New Year
The Day of Atonement
What do Jews do on Yom Kippur?
They reflect on the things they have done in the last year
They celebrate the beginning of the New Year
They eat a special meal to remember fellow Jews in Israel
Who was the Jewish Queen remembered at Purim?
What is the main message of Purim?
That Jews will always win battles
That women are more powerful than men
That good overcomes evil
When is Shabbat?
Once a year in March or April
Every week from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday
Once a month from dawn to midnight on Saturday