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Chanukah Lessons

30 Kislev 5776 – December 11, 2015

Chanukah Joy and Jubilation

26 Kislev 5776 – December 7, 2015
Hanukah Cheer from David Herman, Jerusalem's troubadour.

Queen Shlomtzion: In the Spirit of the Maccabees

24 Kislev 5776 – December 6, 2015
The 10 year reign of Shlomtzion, one of only 2 women to rule over Judea, was peaceful & prosperous


The great Jewish mistake was thinking the more we became like others, the more accepted we'd become

Chanukah Guide for the Perplexed, 2015

Fun Fact: The organizers of the Boston Tea Party were referred to as “the modern day Maccabees.”

Is It Bad To Be Vulnerable?

19 Tishri 5776 – October 2, 2015
Sitting in your Sukkah remember: No one is so powerful, wealthy, smart or talented to not need God

Sukkot Video

17 Tishri 5776 – September 30, 2015
A musical offering from the Jerusalem troubadour, David Herman. Chag Sameach!

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed, 2015

14 Tishri 5776 – September 27, 2015
Sukkot is a universal holiday, inviting all peoples of the world to come on pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Sukkah Reflections

13 Tishri 5776 – September 25, 2015


9 Tishri 5776 – September 22, 2015
Caring for each other & improving the world, according to Judaism, is life's purpose

Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2015

9 Tishri 5776 – September 21, 2015
Yom Kippur commemorates God's covenant with the Jewish people & forgiveness for the Golden Calf sin

Jew versus Judaism

This year make your Judaism more than superficial-Don't accept merely "feeling" Jewish is sufficient

The Baal Neilah

The fast ended, but no soldier rushed to eat; they sat contemplating the intensity of their prayers.

As Shemita Ebbs Away….

4 Tishri 5776 – September 17, 2015
In a number of places, our rabbis tell us that Shemita is the Key to Redemption.

Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2015

27 Elul 5775 – September 11, 2015
A little background information for Rosh HaShanah. Shana Tovah, Happy New Year, to all!

The Meaning of Tu B’av

15 Av 5775 – July 30, 2015
Six events occurred on Tu B'Av, the 15th of Av, making it a festive day in the Jewish calendar.

9 B’Av: The Chain of Events that Led from Bar Kamtza to Titus

8 Av 5775 – July 24, 2015
(JNi.media) Tisha B’Av (Heb: 9th of the month of Av) is a fast day according to rabbinic law and tradition, commemorating the destruction of...

17th of Tammuz

18 Tammuz 5775 – July 5, 2015
17th of Tammuz: Beginning 3 weeks of mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.


4 Sivan 5775 – May 22, 2015
This Shavuot let's give G-d a gift too: Let's make this year different by doing just 1 more mitzvah

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