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Jewish Holidays and Festivals. Explanations, observances, study, guide and multimedia to all major and minor Jewish holidays and fast days.
Rejoicing, enjoying, resting from work
Just as there are sacred places, there are sacred times, times to celebrate, times when weekday activities do not belong.
A Taste of Text—Emor
The holidays are spiritual days that “call to us” to stop the ordinary activities of our lives. They also enable us to “call forth” and tap into the spiritual resources that these days hold.
Practical Parshah - Re'eh
There is a specific commandment to "rejoice on your Holidays." How does one get into the joyful holiday spirit?
Jewish Essentials - Part 4
Take a journey through the Jewish calendar and get an elementary overview of the Jewish holidays and their customs. This class is the forth of a six-part lecture series titled ‘The Essentials,’ which introduces the foundations of Jewish life and living.
It's been an awfully long time since I spotted the last road sign. And the darker it becomes, the harder I strain to see ahead. And then, when the despair is almost reaching a fever pitch, I see it...
Emor Parshah Report
Jono and Gefilte Fish stand in front of a backdrop and say stuff. For five minutes. It’s funny—trust me.
Couldn't the Master Planner of these holidays space it out a bit more, giving us a bit of time to breathe and recuperate before the next one? Looks like time management is not high on the list of priorities there...
Is the Yom Tov Sheini an anachronism?
Question: I understand that in ancient times the rabbis decreed that Jews in the Diaspora should celebrate holidays for two days, because of some confusion about the correct day to celebrate. Nowadays, however, we have a fixed calendar, so why do we still...
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