Purim gives us a framework to understand our lives and remain optimistic in the midst of all the darkness
Purim's lesson, relevant today & always, is about our belief that God is always present in our lives
It's nice to step back and appreciate the mitzvah in a fresh and minimalist way.
We cannot ask God to listen if we continue to shut our ears to Him.
Perhaps the greater miracle of Chanukah was the Chashmonaim's envisioning a miraculous Jewish future
Hanukah Cheer from David Herman, Jerusalem's troubadour.
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
Fun Fact: The organizers of the Boston Tea Party were referred to as “the modern day Maccabees.”
Sitting in your Sukkah remember: No one is so powerful, wealthy, smart or talented to not need God
A musical offering from the Jerusalem troubadour, David Herman. Chag Sameach!
Sukkot is a universal holiday, inviting all peoples of the world to come on pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
Caring for each other & improving the world, according to Judaism, is life's purpose
Yom Kippur commemorates God's covenant with the Jewish people & forgiveness for the Golden Calf sin
This year make your Judaism more than superficial-Don't accept merely "feeling" Jewish is sufficient
The fast ended, but no soldier rushed to eat; they sat contemplating the intensity of their prayers.
In a number of places, our rabbis tell us that Shemita is the Key to Redemption.
A little background information for Rosh HaShanah. Shana Tovah, Happy New Year, to all!
Six events occurred on Tu B'Av, the 15th of Av, making it a festive day in the Jewish calendar.
(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: Beginning 3 weeks of mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
This Shavuot let's give G-d a gift too: Let's make this year different by doing just 1 more mitzvah