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What Is a Jewish Birthday?

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by Chabad.org Staff

“Establishing a ‘Jewish calendar’ was the first mitzvah (commandment) the Jewish nation received from God.

 

Your Jewish birthday has a dual significance:

a) According to Jewish tradition, your mazal (good fortune) is dominant on your birthday.

b) As a nation we celebrate those dates when special events that affected our destiny occurred…

 

What is more significant than your birth? It is when the Creator said, ‘Here, I am giving you a body, a soul, and a divine mission. I have absolute trust in your ability to pull through for Me.'”