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Did the women actually sing? And why the musical instruments?
After the great miracle of the Splitting of the Sea, Moses led the Jewish people in singing praises to G‑d. The Torah then describes how Miriam led the women in singing their own song of praise, while dancing and playing musical instruments: Miriam, the p...
The Levites, descendants of Jacob’s son Levi, were selected to serve G‑d in the Holy Temple.
What is the significance of the Passover holiday taking place around thetime of the full moon?
The secret hidden within the title
You may be familiar with the Tanya, the fundamental text of Chabad Chassidic philosophy. But why is it called by that name?
Tribal affiliation follows the direct paternal line, while the question of Jewishness follows the maternal line. Does this mean that genetic testing is a valid way of ascertaining whether one is Jewish or a kohen?
If I light on time, it is likely that by the time my wife comes home, my menorah will no longer be alight. Does my wife light menorah again and make her own blessing?
The refreshments almost always include chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and beer. To understand why, we need to understand the main reasons behind the shalom zachor.
It’s like G‑d is saying, “I don’t want your mitzvot; I don’t want your good deeds. Can you get any lower than being rejected by G‑d?
My siblings and I have never been super close, but until now we’ve gotten along fairly well. However, this inheritance has brought out the worst in us, and we have come to the point that we aren’t speaking.
The Jewish people have never stopped studying Torah, regardless of whether we’ve lived in times of prosperity or persecution . . .