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Marshmallows, Frogs And Bugs, Oh My!

Whether you decide to go formal and proper or playful and laid back, just remember that Pesach is all about transmitting a powerful legacy from one generation to the next.

Morality and the Memory of Mitzrayim

A halakhic perspective on the Exodus

Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Some history, some fun facts, some Halacha and... Next Year in Jerusalem

Kitnyot: Truly a “Has-Bean”

10 Nisan 5777 – April 6, 2017
This is one of those posts that falls into the category of “If only I had the power to……..”

The Pesach of Today

9 Nisan 5777 – April 5, 2017
Open your eyes. Read and absorb the Haggada and realize, at the end of the seder, when we say “Next Year in Jerusalem,” we commemorate not just the Pesach of the past, but the Pesach of the present!

Purim Guide for the Perplexed

14 Adar 5777 – March 12, 2017
Rules, halachot, laws and history for Purim. Have a Happy Purim!

Purim Art Contest Winners

11 Adar 5777 – March 8, 2017
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The Isaac Covenant Part III: Menorah: Symbol of Exile or Redemption?

1 Tevet 5777 – December 30, 2016
Considering the menorah through history. What is its meaning?

Maoz Tzur

25 Kislev 5777 – December 24, 2016
A new tune for Maoz Tzur-Happy Chanuka!

Chanukah Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

A joyful and Happy Chanukah to all from your friends at The Jewish Press Online.

ABC’s of Chanukah (Hanukkah)

22 Kislev 5777 – December 21, 2016
The Hebrew word Chanukah means "dedication." When the Greeks challenged Jewish life, a few courageous Jews took to the hills of Judea in open revolt against this threat.

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles): Guide for the Perplexed, 2016

12 Tishri 5777 – October 14, 2016
Sukkot has played a key role in the reconstruction of the Jewish Homeland and the ingathering of Jews – and their transition - to the Land of Israel.

Yom Kippur: Guide for the Perplexed

9 Tishri 5777 – October 10, 2016
Yom Kippur’s focus on forgiveness highlights humility, fallibility, soul-searching faith, compassion, thoughtfulness, being considerate, accepting responsibility and magnanimity.

A Practical Approach to the Ten Days of Repentance

4 Tishri 5777 – October 6, 2016
We are humans. We have failings. We make mistakes. It is how Hashem created us. But, we have also been given a wonderful gift: Teshuva/repentance.

Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed 2016

29 Elul 5776 – October 1, 2016
On Rosh Hashanah, one is expected to plan a spiritual and behavioral road map for the entire year. So when one hears the shofar blow,the trip begins

Calling All Souls: The Eloquent Shofar

In every generation, the shofar blow is not like other sounds. Those sounds we listen to with our ears, but to the shofar we listen with our souls. ALL Jews always thirst for this cry of longing.

When Tisha B’Av falls on Shabbat or Sunday

8 Av 5776 – August 11, 2016
What are the main changes when Tisha B'Av falls on Shabbat or Sunday?

ABCs of Tisha B’Av & the Three Weeks

21 Tammuz 5776 – July 27, 2016
Napoleon said referring to the Jews, "Certainly a people which has mourned the loss of their Temple for so long, will merit to see it rebuilt!"

Harvesting Our Blessings

4 Sivan 5776 – June 10, 2016
On Shavuot, the Nation of Israel approached the Temple rejoicing in our blessings, rejoicing in each others' blessings; In Rashi's famous words, "As one person, with one heart."

The Smoke of Lag B’Omer

18 Iyyar 5776 – May 26, 2016
As Lag B’Omer bonfires blaze across Israel, we know that the holy essence of Am Yisrael guarantees that the Nation will return to its roots no matter how secular it looks on the outside.

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