secular Judaism,referring to an adherence to values expressed by Judaism but removed from any religious context. The most important holy days in Judaism are the weekly Sabbath, the major holidays of Rosh ha-Shanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkoth (see Tabernacles, Feast of), Simhat Torah, Passover, and Shavuot, and the minor holidays of Hanukkah, Purim, and Tisha B'Av.
Sections in this article:
- The Early Period
- The Postexilic Period
- After the Destruction of the Second Temple
- The Middle Ages
- The Reform Movement and Zionism
- Modern Judaism
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