More Than Just Matzah: Passover Perspectives

Rabbi Berel Wein

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On Yom Kippur, there is a special service of confession, known as Vidui, that is an integral part of each of the five prayer services that are recited during the day. The foods that make up the seder plate are not actually eaten during the seder. I was struck by our humanity, a compassion clearly missing on the other side. That’s why holidays like Hanukkah move around the Gregorian (i.e. “regular’’) calendar every year, which gave us the rare gift of a combined Thanksgiving/Hanukkah celebration two years ago.

Jewish Soul Food: Traditional Fare and What It Means

Carol Ungar

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Passover: 7 days; first and last are holy. Jews may eat fish that have both fins and scales that are detachable from the skin. The term "Orthodox" is not popular in Israeli discourse, although the percentage of Jews who come under that category is far greater than in the diaspora. Rabbis interpret the Bible and present the meaning of Jewish law. Passover begins with the  Seder-meal commemorating and retelling the story of the Exodus.  Matzah and ceremonial foods are eaten at the Seder.  On Purim the story of Esther is read from a Megilat-Esther  scroll and food baskets are given to friends and charity to the  poor.  On Shavuot the custom is to stay up all night studying Torah to  mark the date that God gave the Ten Commandments.

Haggadah of the Heart

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A mezuzah is found on doorposts in Jewish homes. During this period the pious refrain from eating meat and drinking wine, except of course on Shabbat or at a Seudat Mitzvah (such as a Pidyon Haben or completing the study of a religious text.) In addition, one's hair is not cut during this period. Reform Judaism has developed an egalitarian prayer service in the vernacular (along with Hebrew in many cases) and emphasizes personal connection to Jewish tradition.

American Torah Toons: 54 Illustrated Commentaries

Lawrence Bush

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There is no reason as to why only this symbol was chosen, however, in the Middle East and North Africa, the shield of King David was considered to bring good luck. The freedom and dignity of the Jewish people must go hand in hand with the freedom and dignity of every human being. [1] In its current form, Humanistic Judaism was founded in 1963 by Rabbi Sherwin Wine. [2] [3] As a rabbi trained in Reform Judaism, with a small secular, non-theistic congregation in Michigan, Wine developed a Jewish liturgy that reflected his and his congregation’s philosophical viewpoint by emphasizing Jewish culture, history, and identity along with Humanistic ethics, while excluding all prayers and references to God.

Minnie's Yom Kippur Birthday

Marilyn Singer

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Memorial Day - May 11, 2016 Iyar 4 - Memorial Day in memory of the fallen soldiers of the Israel Defense forces and victims of Arab terrorism. We also recite a short prayer before eating them. However as the persecutions of the Jews increased and the details were in danger of being forgotten, they were recorded in the Mishna, and the Talmud, as well as other holy books. Jews celebrate several holidays and commemorative days that are really more national holidays rather than religious ones, because they celebrate events of national importance rather than religious events.

Experiencing the Torah

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The villain of the story is Haman, an arrogant, egotistical advisor to the king. If they want an education it has to come before your family’s chosen delusion. if you want your childs education to be wrapped in religion send them to a private religious school. By referring to God as our King, we remind ourselves that while He loves us as a father, we must also be in awe of God’s greatness and majesty. The seventh day of Pesach (and eighth in the Diaspora) celebrates the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea.

The Art of Passover

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Get ready to welcome in Shabbat with music, movement and more! Some of these symbols are listed as follows. This page honors Christian observances of Jewish Holidays. As such, he gave Isaac's son Jacob the title Israel, and dedicated his children to be his nation. How do you pronounce the name of this holiday? "Yom" rhymes with "home" and "Kippur" sounds like "key poor" with emphasis on the "poor." Would not hesitate to order from Ahuva again. Songs such as “Ki lo Na’eh,” “Adir Hu,” “Ehad mi Yodea,” Who Knows One, and “Had Gadya”.

A Pitzel Chanukah

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Conrad Hackett and Noble Kuriakose developed the population estimates. The fires symbol the way the Jews sent their victory signals. One month before Passover, also known as Pesach, people celebrate Purim, a festive holiday based on the story of Esther. Sunday, June 12, 2016 (and Monday, June 13, 2016 outside of Israel). Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, Ohio.

Machzor l'Rosh Hashanah l'Yom Kippur K'minhag Polyn

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The beating of the willow branch is performed on this day. We also are the only supplier of our imported jewelry. Conservative Judaism originally opposed the idea of women serving as rabbis, but in recent years many women have been ordained as Conservative rabbis. The essence of the Jewish faith is contained in the biblical “Shema” that is recited every morning and evening by a devote Jew: “Hear O Israel the Lord is our God, the Lord is one.

Purim Its Observance and Significance (Artscroll Mesorah

Avie Gold

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People clean their houses and wash their clothes and enjoy sprinkling perfumed water on the monks, novices and other people for at least two or three days. Though not a prayer, this dry legal formula, and its ceremonial accompaniment, have been charged with emotional undertones since the medieval period, creating a dramatic introduction to Yom Kippur on what is often dubbed "Kol Nidrei night". From Quiz Do You Know Judaism? (click to take quiz) The founder of Hasidic Judaism was Polish Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer.