“Nothing in the Jewish calendar is more familial and communal than Seder night."
The sale remains in place until conditions allow for people to go to the mikvah.
Pesach programs are now taking calls from customers who want a refund, and getting one is not always simple.
Obviously, now it's time for Rabbi Pearl's people at Zomet to come up with a gramma version of Zoom.
"And for the Jews there was light and happiness and joy . . . "
"Judaism belongs to all of us and therefore needs to be made accessible to everyone."
The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest archive offers several Purim-related images.
The 1933 Adloyada featured a puppet of Adolf Hitler riding a horse with a sign saying "kill Jews" on its neck.
"Women are obligated to hear the Megillah reading just like men, which is why a woman under quarantine should be provided with access to a Megillah reading like a man," Rabbi Lau said.
Mayim Bialik, of The Big Bang Theory fame, presents an abbreviated and somewhat hyper version of the Book of Esther story.
The Women of the Wall claimed that despite the Orthodox's promises to bring thousands of seminar girls to drown out and interrupt the WOW service, only a few showed up.
"Nechama’s artichokes became a talking-point at Rivlin family Friday night dinners, and so this fills me with a special longing.”
An unplanted ancient date seed from Qumran was used as a control in the study.
Thomas could be charged with murder, which is punishable by death under US law.
Zot Chanukah is a reference in Torah literature to the eighth day of Chanukah, since on that day the Torah reading includes the verse Zot Chanukat Ha'Mizbe'ach (this is the inauguration of the altar).
“We light up the world with acts of goodness and kindness. That’s the essence of Chanukah, and that is the antidote to hatred and bigotry.”
Dead Sea Regional Council leader Nir Wenger lit the menorah together with Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Shimon Elharar.
Beit Tsur was an ancient town on the road between Hebron and Jerusalem where the last Hasmonean battle took place before they vanquished the Greeks, liberated the Temple and purified it.
The large-scale excavation, carried out southeast of Tell Yavneh, has revealed a massive number of pottery kilns.
This is the 30th year that the Chanukah menorah is being lit in Moscow’s public square, itself a massive miracle.
Israeli relations with the region’s neighbors have improved over the past couple of years, in direct proportion to the growing threat in the region from Iran.
Governor Doucey said he feels "very connected to Judaism and to Jews" and noted that he even gave his three sons Biblical names.
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"Rashida’s celebrating Jewish independence in Judea by describing the Jews that live there as occupiers."
The ISS revolves around the Earth at about 17,500 mph resulting in it completing one revolution in about 90 minutes, and about 16 revolutions per day. That's a lot of candle lighting.
"The International Criminal Court that should know otherwise, has set forth decrees just as anti-Semitic as the decrees of the Seleucid Greeks... we will not bow our heads."
Beginning Sunday, 24 Kislev, 5780 (December 22, 2019) through Monday, 2 Tevet, 5780 (December 30, 2019), there will be a public Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall Plaza.
Lighting the giant menorah requires the use of a 60-foot boom lift.
Pass the latkas.
The Rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, said it is hard not to be amazed by the sight of so many people visiting the Wall.