The Maccabean revolt was not merely a struggle to revoke harsh decrees or secure freedom of worship. HaShem’s Divine blueprint for mankind demands Hebrew sovereignty over Eretz Yisrael
While NFL players are running away from their country and refusing to stand during the national anthem, Israel’s professional athletes are doing the complete opposite! They are connecting to their nation and showing just how proud they are to be Jewish.
It is so very hard to leave the holiness of the Sukkah but Shmini Atzeres offers a unique opportunity to attach ourselves to God and enjoy that special relationship.
Looking at and taking notice of a Sefer Torah is therefore of great value. Here is an item that has not changed an iota. Its physical nature attests to its stability. It is the only thing in the world that would not give in to innovation.
An inspiring story of Jewish sacrifice and commitment during the early days of Communism
Sukkot has played a key role in the reconstruction of the Jewish Homeland and the ingathering of Jews – and their transition - to the Land of Israel.
The temporary structure of the Sukkah highlights the historical significance of the permanent Jewish State in the Land of Israel Chag Sameach!
For the Jews whose minds are focused on Eretz Yisrael and what it represents, namely, Kedushah (holiness) and Tahara (purity), their Succahs become the embodiment of Eretz Yisrael.
The thief took his advice and did so. Yet, when the official got up to speak, he informed the court of all the horrible things the highwayman did to him.
Sukkot is a holiday that brings a unique inner peace – a peace that would seem to resemble the messianic era, a universal acceptance of God’s moral and spiritual order; an order that is best advanced by helping the Jewish people serve God and further educate mankind.
Yom Kippur’s focus on forgiveness highlights humility, fallibility, soul-searching faith, compassion, thoughtfulness, being considerate, accepting responsibility and magnanimity.
May we be forgiven for these and all our mistakes and sins...
Wishing all our readers a meaningful Yom Kippur.
Guidelines for the holiest day of the Jewish year – the Day of Atonement.
God will judge you on Yom Kippur based on how you interact, treat and judge other people.
Many believe that Kol Nidre was created in response to the conversos’ plight and their need to nullify their conversion vows.
If our teshuva is real, if we feel sincere regret and have resolved to become better, Hashem will look at us as new people.
On Rosh Hashanah, one is expected to plan a spiritual and behavioral road map for the entire year. So when one hears the shofar blow,the trip begins.
The secret to change is to stop wishing and to start making real resolutions
When we understand that the greatest expression of God's might is God's compassion, we open ourselves to receive the gift of Lives of Compassion. Once we have been granted Lives of Compassion; compassion for others and for ourselves we can become a society united in compassion, and wickedness will evaporate.
The last month of the Jewish calendar is actually the most important – serving as preparation for the High Holidays.
A many-layered day, central to Jewish history.
It is not enough to hope for redemption, we must be the catalyst for it. Our job is to make sure we can answer the call of ayeka, where are you? Are you taking responsibility?
Learn the Book of Ruth like you never have before and discover why it's read on Shavuot.
Chag Sameach-Happy Shavuout!