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As you can read in Why Is Hebrew Called the “Holy Tongue”? one cannot minimize the importance and sanctity of the Hebrew language. It is the language of creation, prophecy and all spiritual energy. Additionally, the prayers were composed by the Men of the...
Modified October 5, 2016 12:15pm Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is obsereved on the Jewish calendar date of 10 Tishrei. Yom Kippur 2016 is observed from sunset of Tuesday, October 11, 2016 through nightfall of Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Here are the ...
By far the most difficult commandment for me to keep is Shabbat. I never seem to get everything done in time on Friday, and can't just leave it alone as I should. Can you help me?
Says the Talmud, Rabbi Eleazar used to give a coin to a poor man and immediately begin to pray.
I don’t want to seem fussy, but I don’t want to settle either. So what’s the best way to go about defining whom I want to date?
The Talmud tells us that when we pray, we should resemble the angels, about whom it is said, “Their legs were a straight leg . . .”
Although I have not seen it documented, it seems that this originated with the mystics of Safed.
I understand why we hold the fringes during the Shema, which mentions the mitzvah of tzitzit, by why for Baruch She’amar?
A series of fascinating reasons culled from more than 2 millennia of Jewish scholarship.
I recently started attending synagogue services on a regular basis. After we pray the Amidah silently, the chazzan (cantor) repeats it word for word. Why?