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How Do Jews Celebrate Birthdays?

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by Zaklikowski, Dovid

“Your birthday commemorates the day on which G-d said to you:  ‘You, as an individual, are unique and irreplaceable. No person… can fulfill the specific role in My creation I have entrusted to you…

 

[Some suggestions to] be implemented on your Jewish birthday…

  • Giving charity should be a daily event. On your special day increase the amount of your contribution.
  • Spend some extra time praying [for yourself and others].
  • Take some time out to contemplate on your past year. Consider which areas require improvement, and resolve to do so.
  • Learn some extra Torah on this day.”

 

Note: Use the Jewish/Civil Date Converter in the linked article to calculate your Jewish birthday.