Tag Archives: Judaism

Simchat Torah 5780 – Chag Same’ach!

The marathon of Jewish holidays is almost over. as the last and most joyous festival of the holiday season approaches– Sukkot finishes tonight and Simchat Torah begins. But before that, today, the last day of Sukkot, is known as Hoshana … Continue reading

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Sukkot 5780 – Chag Same’ach!

The festival of Sukkot, the most joyous festival in the Jewish calendar, begins tonight, lasting for 7 days (8 outside of Israel), running straight into the Simchat Torah festival on the 8th day (9th day outside Israel). Sukkot is the … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur 5780 – Gmar Hatima Tova!

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is upon us once again. It begins in a few hours time here in Israel, when we will be entering a 25-hour fast with day-long prayer services, composed of beautiful, spiritual and emotional prayers … Continue reading

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Shana Tova Umetuka – 5780

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins tonight, and lasts for 2 days, until sundown on Tuesday night.  The Jewish year follows the lunar calendar, and the number counts the number of years since Creation. This year we will mark … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av 5779 – 2019

The destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem on Tisha Be’Av Since the 9th day of Av fell yesterday, on Shabbat when we do not mourn, the fast itself was deferred to today, beginning last night at sundown and finishing at … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom

I decided to do something else this week instead of a regular Good News Friday or Shabbat Shalom post. As I wrote last week, we were in Florence for a week, and we had a fantastic time becoming “culture vultures” … Continue reading

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