Time For Shavuot

Idie Benjamin

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The only religious tradition connected to Chanukkah is the lighting of candles on a ceremonial menorah. Don't forget to check out our selection of matzah covers and our collection of Galilee-grown Kosher wines, either! Some activities—reading the Torah and haftarah (a supplementary portion from the Prophets or Writings), the prayer for mourners, the blessings for bridegroom and bride, the complete grace after meals—require a minyan, the presence of ten Jews.

Your Guide to the Jewish Holidays: From Shofar to Seder

Cantor Matt Axelrod

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But Earth Day is also a time to mark our personal connections to the world’s many environmental challenges. The months in the calendar has no relationship with lunar cycles. This holiday is to remember that Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination. What elements of Jewish worship, if any, the Christian church should retain has been a subject of debate from the faith's earliest days. JVMI will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations.

Hanukkah Tooth

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This is your chance to ask one of our Rabbi’s anything that’s on your mind in a confidential forum. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. This is available to anyone who is interested in attending. The etrog is then turned upward and the four species are waved together three times in each of the 6 directions: forward, right, backward (toward oneself ), left, up, and down. (The order may differ depending on custom.) Waving the four species is a symbolic recognition of God’s omnipresent kingship over the world and everything in it.

Jewish Year Calendar: 2001

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Imagine how you would feel if someone scheduled such activities on Christmas or Easter, even if you didn't have anything special planned for the day, and you will understand how Jews feel about this holiday. Includes: siman tov / od yishama / am yisroel chai / kozatzke / ose shalom / and more traditional favorites. Gematria is the name of a system of Jewish numerology, assigning a numerical value to letters. But before I get to these Holy days I am going to give a background of Judaism to better understand what the Jewish people had to endure in order to freely rejoice in those Holy days mentioned.

Chanukah: Eight Nights of Light, Eight Gifts for the Soul

Shimon Apisdorf

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Read the Chanukah story and find out The Chanukah Menorah is a candelabra with nine branches. It is customary to wear white on Yom Kippur as a symbol of purity. To register and view upcoming workshops, visit our website at JWorksMiami: http://jewishmiami.org/jworks/events/ This year marks a 75th Anniversary for the University of Miami Hillel. Dates differ with each succeeding year and can result in confusion. Accordig to the Midrash, Isaac gave blessings for dew to Jacob on Passover night.

Tu BShvat

Idie Benjamin, Dale Sides Cooperman

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Consequently, some Jews will still be observing Passover dietary restrictions on the eighth day, while others will not. Traditional Jews vary in the observance of these days. We have the biggest inventory of Hanukkah items on the Internet. According to the Talmud, the written text explaining the oral Torah, the Messiah will come in the year following the Shemittah year. Hasidic (sometimes spelled Chasidic) Judaism is a very vocal sub-group that wields influence beyond its small numbers.

Little Red Rosie

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If you know Hebrew, you have probably noticed that.. D. and that is now known as the Gemara, which means "completion" in Aramaic. Starting with the traditional, interactive Pesach Seder led by Rabbi Chaim Mintz, you’ll be treated to lots of stimulating, family friendly programming. SHIVA ASAR B'TAMMUZ - Fast from daybreak to nightfall. A number of formulations of Jewish principles of faith have appeared; most of them have much in common, yet they differ in certain details.

New American Haggadah

Jonathan Safran Foer, Nathan Englander

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The most widespread are the inclusion of the additional Sabbath and festival psalms in the Shaharit (morning) service and the introduction of High Holidays melody and usage for the ritual of taking out the Torah from the ark. Rabbinic legislation set a minimum of one-sixtieth of the harvest for each species to be brought.(8) In some ways Israel became a nation at Mt Sinai. All Jewish holidays begin the evening before the date specified on most calendars.

The Fall Feasts Of Israel

Mitch Glaser

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According to tradition, the funeral may be conducted during the Intermediate Days of Passover, in the Hebrew Hol HaMoed. A brief tour of the most commonly used religious symbols, and what they mean to those who use them. This is your chance to ask one of our Rabbi’s anything that’s on your mind in a confidential forum. If the request is very urgent please call the office … Jews for Judaism’s preventative education programs, resources and knowledge center, are a most powerful means for inoculating the Jewish community against the threat of deceptive Christian missionary and destructive cult groups.

Seder Stories: Passover Thoughts on Food, Family, and

Nancy Rips

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In Israel a siren is sounded there is a torch-lighting ceremony at the Holocaust memorial museum with music and speeches. The prohibition of lighting a fire has been extended in the modern era to driving a car, which involves burning fuel, and using electricity. The Chashmona'im led a rebellion against them and ousted them from power. The Conservative movement emerged in Germany and America in the last century. Religious traditions of Rosh Hashanah The day of Rosh Hashanah is one of the most important holy days in Judaism and many religious celebrations and traditions take place on this day.