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A congregational rabbi shares three remarkable tales, each one demonstrating the miracles embedded within us.
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Jewish Holidays
This Is the Year to Celebrate Jewish Unity

Yom Kippur is described in many ways. One very poignant description is that it is “once in a year.”

You see, the human soul is also described in many ways, with five different names, each describing a deeper level of her being. The fifth, deepest level is called yechidah, which means “one and unique.” Yechidah is...

The Jewish Woman
Eventually, I grew tired of playing the martyr and blaming Him. I started to wonder if the pain I blamed on heaven was coming from within.
Jewish News
Volunteers and staff provide crucial aid as losses continue to mount
Jewish Holidays
It is customary to ask for and receive "lekach" (sweet cake -- signifying a sweet year) from someone (usually one's mentor or parent) on the day before Yom Kippur.
Jewish Holidays
See how familiar you are with the most sacred day on the Jewish calendar…
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Worldwide livestream of gala dinner in Jerusalem to launch the Steinsaltz English Mishnah project
Hakhel reminds us that wherever Jews are, and however dispersed they may be, each one remains an integral part of one people.
Teshuva requires that a person make an honest assessment of his spiritual standing. To do this, it would seem ideal to isolate oneself from all distractions, to focus on one’s past deeds. Why do we...
Jewish Holidays
Here’s your chance to rethink some things that “everyone knows” about the holy day. Video
This chassidic melody is sung to the words of the Yom Kippur prayer Yaaleh Tachanuneinu. Yosef Peysin and Mordy Kurtz of Rogers Park Band perform this traditional tune with a fresh modern sound (The...
Jewish Holidays
How to listen to the voice of your own heart—advice from a meditation of the Alter Rebbe.
The Jewish Woman
Recently I realized that my problem was my understanding of what forgiveness is. In my mind, it was conflated with absolution or pardon.
Jewish News
Life-threatening flooding persists throughout the state
Watch an art video showing how to make a beautiful painting of a Tzedakah Pushkah (charity box).
Courageous, G‑dfearing, truthful, and money-hating.
– Torah’s requirements for a judge, Exodus 18:21
Rebecca Born (1677 BCE)
Birth of Rebecca (1677-1556 BCE), wife of Isaac, mother of Jacob and Esau, and one of the Four... Read More »
2nd Tablets; Day of Forgiveness (1313 BCE)
On the 10th of Tishrei of the year 2449 from creation, 82 days after the people of Israel betrayed... Read More »
Ezekiel's Vision of the Third Temple (410 BCE)
The prophet Ezekiel saw a vision in which he was transported to the Temple Mount, where an angel... Read More »
Start of Yom Kippur War (1973)
A coalition of Arab forces led by Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against Israel in what... Read More »
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year -- the day on which we are closest to G-d and to the... Read More »
A Yom Kippur anthology About Yom Kippur (from... Read More »
Yizkor, the remembrance prayer for departed parents, is recited today after the morning reading of... Read More »
The 10-day period beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur is known as the "Ten Days of... Read More »
Once a month, as the moon waxes in the sky, we recite a special blessing called Kiddush Levanah... Read More »
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