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Sukkot-‘Hodu’ L’Hashem

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

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed, 2014‏

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

Turning the Bad Into Good – It All Depends On You!

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

A New Year’s Blessing

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

Sukkah Chandelier – Three Ways!

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

Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2014‏

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

Reflecting on Kol Nidre

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

Yom Kippur Greeting #20

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

May One Wear Crocs on Yom Kippur?

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

Fast of Gedaliah

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...

The Sands of the Sea

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

‘Now the World Will Know Jewish Blood Isn’t Free’

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

Tunnel Vision

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

ABC’s of Elul

If you had an important court date scheduled – one that would determine your financial future, or even your very life – you'd be...

When This is Finally Over….

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

Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg zt”l: Exile and Its Egregious Effects

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

The Ten Commandments: The Inside Story

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.

Shavou’ot (Pentecost) Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

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.

‘In Every Generation They Try To Destroy Us…’

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

Pesach – The Holiday of Freedom

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

President Obama’s Passover Statement

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...

Matir Assurim — A True Teshuvah Story

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

Pesach: Relationships And Sandwiches

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

Is it Time to Abandon Kitniyot?

Rabbi David Bar-Hayim argues it is time for Ashkenazim to abandon the prohibition against Kitnyot. What do you think?

Halakhic Differences Between Sephardic And Ashkenazi Traditions

Sephardic Jews are very strict in not keeping hametz in their homes during Pesah.

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