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Boruch Altein

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The ancient enemy of the Israelites, who lives on as a metaphor for scoffing and doubt.
The two loaves offered in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem on Shavuot
Let’s take a closer look at the Shtei Halechem offering and its significance, both practical and mystical.
A rich overview of the many customs that surround this special day
Lag BaOmer is a festive day on the Jewish calendar, celebrated for a twofold reason. The TalmudYevamot 62b. describes how, during the period of Sefirat HaOmer (the days between Passover and Shavuot), a plague was visited on Rabbi Akiva’s 24,000 students b...
Jacob (Yaakov in Hebrew) was the third and final of the Jewish Patriarchs. Jacob lived in the Land of Canaan, Haran, and Egypt. Unlike Abraham and Isaac, Jacob’s entire family remained righteous—his 12 sons became the 12 tribes of Israel, the Shevatim. Th...
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