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Holidays
Destruction of Jerusalem
 

Posted on: January 1st, 2015

JudaismHolidays

The 10th of Tevet began the chain of calamities culminating in the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash

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Zedekiah is chained and brought before Nebuchadnezzar
 

Posted on: January 1st, 2015

JudaismHolidays

10th of Tevet marks the onset of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylonia

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Hanukiyah created by world famous Venetian Glass Blower
 

Posted on: December 25th, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

It's fascinating how sources attain the status "traditional," or its equivalent level of kashrus.

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Hanukiyah created world famous Venetian Glass Blower
Maestro Gianni Toso
 

Posted on: December 24th, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

A revolution is taking place between good and evil; light and darkness. Make the light activism!

 

Posted on: December 22nd, 2014

JudaismHolidays

What does the way we count the days of Chanukah come to teach us about living in the present?

Knesset and Menorah
 

Posted on: December 21st, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Israel projects global material illumination not always the light of "morality" meant by the Navi

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Pondering-Lights-LOGO-121914
 

Posted on: December 17th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

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Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich
 

Posted on: December 16th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

"Can you hear what the dead are whispering? Leave Galut, escape to Eretz Israel-Lech lecha!"

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Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed by Yoram Ettinger
 

Posted on: December 15th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

Chanukah is the holiday of liberty, combining The Book (faith and dedication to God) and the sword

Cohen-Rabbi-J-Simcha-NEW
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Once this took place, no Beit Din could annul its practice but for an entirely different reason. A minhag accepted by klal Yisrael becomes an obligation that must be practiced.

Rachel's Tomb/ Photo is an ink-based photolithograph (1890)
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014

JudaismHolidays

Kabbalah teaches that mother Rachel symbolizes the Jewish People.

Sukkot Shantytown
 

Posted on: October 13th, 2014

JudaismColumns

The Torah emphasizes the joy of Sukkot, for after a season of labor, we celebrate our prosperity.

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Posted on: October 10th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

The encounter with the timeless stability of the divine occurs within the Sukkot.

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Crumb-Factory-Logo-NEW
 

Posted on: October 8th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

So just in case you're stuck in the house this Chol HaMoed – because there's a new baby or because someone has a cold – not because of anything worse, here are six ideas for family fun at home.

Sukkoth (54x50) oil on canvas by Simon Gaon. Courtesy the artist.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

BlogsGuest Blog

What is the nostalgia for? The answer comes with Succot.

Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed by Yoram Ettinger
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

InDepthColumns

Sukkot is a universal holiday, inviting all peoples to come on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Gulag 2
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

InDepthColumns

Only 1 mitzvah I couldn't keep in their prison: Sukkah; How could I build a Sukkah in a KGB camp!

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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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Ottensoser--100314-Crafts-Logo
 

Posted on: October 5th, 2014

JudaismHolidays

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

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