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September 5, 2015 / 21 Elul, 5775
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Shana Tova Cards
 

Posted on: October 5th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

The special quality of the year 5775 (תשע"ה) is “nine months of pregnancy” תִּשְׁעָה יַרְחֵי לֵידָה

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Posted on: October 5th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

Give your sukkah an aura of polished grace with one of these breathtaking chandeliers!

Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed by Yoram Ettinger
 

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014

JudaismHolidays

Yom Kippur is observed on the tenth day of Tishrei - an Acadian word for forgiveness and Genesis.

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Posted on: October 2nd, 2014

JudaismHolidays

Sometimes terrible things – things like the Akeidah – actually unlock our potential and make us far greater than we otherwise would be.

God and creation
 

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014

JudaismHolidays

We aim for a virtuous cycle of creation and rest and yet more creation

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Posted on: October 1st, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Contrary to popular belief, the Talmud never explicitly limits the ban on footwear to leather shoes.

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Posted on: September 27th, 2014

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On Sunday, Jews will be refraining from food and drink from dawn until sunset to commemorate the Fast of Gedaliah. Following Nebuchadnetzar’s destruction of the First Temple and exile of most of the Jews, the Babylonians appointed Gedaliah ben Achikaam as governor of Judea. Under Gedaliah’s leadership, Judea and the survivors began to recover. On […]

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On the beach
 

Posted on: September 24th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

As we enter the Days of Awe, we must recognize that it is a joy to honor and serve true royalty.

The mothers of the three Israeli boys kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists were at the United Nations on June 23, 2014. Naftali Frenkel's mother addressed the UN Human Rights Council.
 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014

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A statement issued by the Frenkel, Yifrach and Sha'ar families thanks Israel for 'justice served.'

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Posted on: September 22nd, 2014

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Hamas' tunnels were destroyed as were plans for their unparalleled terror attacks on Rosh Hashana.

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Posted on: September 1st, 2014

JudaismHolidays

If you had an important court date scheduled – one that would determine your financial future, or even your very life – you’d be sure to prepare for weeks beforehand. On Rosh Hashanah, each individual is judged on the merit of his deeds. Whether he will live out the year or not. Whether he will […]

Rabbi H
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2014

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When we return to our routines, things don’t have to go back to exactly the way they were.

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Kotel and Temple Mount
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2014

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The Three Weeks determines the "who we are and how we live" as Jews.

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Posted on: June 6th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

It isn't beneath G-d to personally interfere in the workings of this world, to liberate a persecuted nation from the hand of their oppressors.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu receives baskets of first fruits from children in his office in Jerusalem, May 12, 2013.
 

Posted on: May 30th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

The 49 days between Passover and Shavou'ot are dedicated to enhancing one's behavior, following in the footsteps of the Jews, who forged/enhanced their own national character during the 40 years in the desert.

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Posted on: April 17th, 2014

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Amazingly, each and every blade was green and moist as if it was just freshly cut.

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Posted on: April 17th, 2014

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All the commentaries ask why Hashem focuses on the Exodus as opposed to saying, “I am Hashem who created the entire world.”

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Posted on: April 16th, 2014

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The following is President Obama’s statement on Passover (April 14, 2014). As he has in the past, the President held an official Passover Seder at the White House. Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. On Tuesday, just as we […]

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Posted on: April 11th, 2014

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She was followed by the shadows of the Six Million, by the ever so subtle awareness of their vanished presence.

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Posted on: April 11th, 2014

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Marror is the reliving of the bitter enslavement and matzah is the under-eighteen-minutes redemption.

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