Nicky Blackburn
September 3, 2023, Updated September 12, 2023

Over the years we’ve created a wealth of stories about the fall high holiday season in Israel, which encompasses Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot.

To help you celebrate with ease, we’ve brought our best stories together in one place.

If you want to find fun facts about the holidays ahead, tips on how to celebrate like an Israeli, song lists, information on how to create a sustainable Sukkah, or even some seasonal recipes, please take a look below.

The holidays in Israel are all about sharing, so why not share these stories with friends and family, and help everyone enjoy a little bit of holiday spirit from Israel.

Hag sameach (happy holidays) from all the staff at ISRAEL21c.

9 High Holidays experiences not to miss

How to celebrate the high holidays like a true Israeli

14 fun facts about the high holiday season in Israel

Israeli-designed fashions for your high holiday festivities

Rosh Hashana

Nine things you didn’t know about Rosh Hashana

The unexpected story behind the holiday shofar

11 sweet songs for your Rosh Hashana celebration

10 Israeli gifts for a festive Rosh Hashana table

A Tayim recipe for apple and chocolate cake

A recipe for pomegranate sorbet for Rosh Hashana

8 ways the startup nation is trying to save the bees

A retrospective of Israeli Jewish New Year cards

Yom Kippur

10 things you need to know about Yom Kippur

Israel’s pollution free Yom Kippur can be a world model

9 great photos that show the diverse ways Israelis mark Yom Kippur


9 ways to celebrate an eco-friendly Sukkot

A Sukkot message about averting the world’s climate crisis

11 gorgeous pictures that capture the beauty of Sukkot

10 things you didn’t know about the etrog

Vintage photos of desert life in the Holyland for Sukkot

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