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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.”

Was Mordechai Crazy? A Torah Thought for Purim

Just like Moses and Aaron, Mordechai decides to ruin the party…

Combatting the Haman of Today

The Holocaust was the latest attempt of Amalek to destroy the special bond that we enjoy with God.

Award-Winning Author Explores the Halakhot of Drinking on Purim

One can drink up to the Talmud's criterion to confuse Mordechai and Haman-but not beyond.

Wielding Our Weapon of Words

“The voice is the voice of Yaakov, but the hands are the hands of Esav” gives great insight to Purim

Nature’s Guide to Purim

Purim is the battleground of extremes, Amalek and Yisrael, with Zoroastrian Persia in between.

The Basics Of Matanos La’evyonim And Mishloach Manos

One should not give the money before Purim morning or after sunset.

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