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Queen Shlomtzion: In the Spirit of the Maccabees

The 10 year reign of Shlomtzion, one of only 2 women to rule over Judea, was peaceful & prosperous

PARSHAT VAYESHEV & CHANUKAH

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?

Sitting in your Sukkah remember: No one is so powerful, wealthy, smart or talented to not need God

Sukkot Video

A musical offering from the Jerusalem troubadour, David Herman. Chag Sameach!

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

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

Sin

Caring for each other & improving the world, according to Judaism, is life's purpose

Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 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….

In a number of places, our rabbis tell us that Shemita is the Key to Redemption.

Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed, 2015

A little background information for Rosh HaShanah. Shana Tovah, Happy New Year, to all!

The Meaning of Tu B’av

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

(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

17th of Tammuz: Beginning 3 weeks of mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

MY GIFT

This Shavuot let's give G-d a gift too: Let's make this year different by doing just 1 more mitzvah

Jews, WAKE UP!

Many think they're serving G-d but they're really asleep-Rebbe Nachman taught stories to wake people

One Ingredient Three Ways: Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with – it blends so easily into whatever dish I am preparing.

“It Is Wondrous in Our Eyes”

The day after Israel was declared a State, everyone recited Hallel and people danced in the streets.

A MOMENT’S PRAYER

Though an ardent Zionist, I'm neither blind nor naïve and have ambivalence for each of the 3 dates

What?! A Passover Seder in a Rural Village in ZIMBABWE?!

The Lemba tribe (Southern Africa) have an oral tradition they're descendants of Israel's Lost Tribes

The Haggada of Yosef Mendelevich

All members of "Operation Wedding" were freed, emigrating to Israel-A true "Exodus from the Gulag"

Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2015

German poet Heinrich Heine: “Since the Exodus, freedom has always been spoken with a Hebrew accent.”

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