Renewal: Inspirational Lessons of Rosh Hashanah

Renewal: Inspirational Lessons of Rosh Hashanah

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The menorah burned for eight days, allowing the Maccabees enough time to prepare more pure oil. Just as the omer was unleavened, so Jesus the Messiah was without sin and was therefore raised from the dead, 'according to the spirit of holiness' (Rom.1:4). The final plague touched the Pharoah and the Egyptians deeply – the death of every first born male. Shortly after their landfall in November 1620, Bradford led the new arrivals in thanking God for the safe journey that brought them to America by reciting verses from Psalm 107.
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The Anguish of the Jews; Twenty-Three Centuries of

The Anguish of the Jews; Twenty-Three Centuries of

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It was on that day in 1943 that the Nazis finally suppressed the Warsaw ghetto revolt. Once they finish reading Eicha they blow the candle out, wrap it up and put it away for safekeeping. The word "mitzvah" means "commandment", thus a "bat mitzvah" is a "daughter of a commandment", and a "bar mitzvah" is a "son of a commandment". From Shabbat retreats, to learning sessions and more, we’ve got what you need to make Shabbat a warm and comfortable part of your life.
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Hanukkah Delight!

Hanukkah Delight!

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We mark our birthday as being special -- but this is just a mental fiction. There is an interesting reason for this additional day. In this article, you will encounter the meaning behind some of the more significant occasions of the Shinto religion. Synagogue services on the eve of Yom Kippur begin with the Kol Nidre prayer. One group of modern Hasidim -- the followers of the Lubavitch rebbe who call themselves Habad (often spelled, Chabad) Hasidim -- have proven very canny in the use of modern media to garner attention.
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Who by Fire, Who by Water (Prayers of Awe)

Who by Fire, Who by Water (Prayers of Awe)

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The ninth holder, called the Shamash ("helper or servant"), is for a candle used to light all other candles. Each week, participants will go home with a fresh challah for their own Shabbat table and a song in their heart. You can toggle calendar categories with the "Categories" button, top right. Reform Judaism does not hold that one must wear a kippah, or that one must pray three times a day. In ancient times, because of confusion about the calendar, an extra day was added to some holidays.
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A Very Short Guide to Passover

A Very Short Guide to Passover

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Toward the turn of the millennium, rabbis [scholars; teachers] led the peoples’ search for an understanding of the correct ways to serve God. The blowing of the shofar intended to awaken the listener from his or her "slumber," and alert them to the coming judgment. However, idolatry increased to the point that God allowed Babylon to conquer it, destroy the temple which had stood for 410 years and exile its people to Babylon, with the promise that they would be redeemed after seventy years.
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Bible Journeys Calendar With Jewish Celebrations: 24 Months

Bible Journeys Calendar With Jewish Celebrations: 24 Months

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Judaism is the only religion in the world that has lost its holy land and was able to regain it. Candelabra is the term traditionally referring to a pair, or more, of large, decorative candlesticks for holding candles. Why does the Torah tell us that God rescued the Israelites with both a mighty hand and an outstretched arm? Once they finish reading Eicha they blow the candle out, wrap it up and put it away for safekeeping.
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Experiencing Jewish Prayer

Experiencing Jewish Prayer

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We are Jewish people who believe in Jesus. The same Hebrew root which forms the word "messiah" - so full of mysticism and faith - forms more banal words such as "tooth paste" and "shoe polish" in modern Hebrew. Celebrating holidays means that the year is not just a bunch of monotonous pages on a calendar, rather it is opportunity to connect to the Jewish community throughout the seasons. Please also note that if the 2016 Jewish holiday is for more that one day, we list the first day.
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Family Preparations for the Jewish Holidays: Tu B'Shevat

Family Preparations for the Jewish Holidays: Tu B'Shevat

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For more information contact Marty Cooper at 401.421.4111 ext. 171 or mcooper@jewishallianceri.org. Being Jewish means you learn and do, all your life. A price is set, and the understanding is that the non-Jew can come to your house at any time to eat or take it. Scant months after the end of World War II, a Thanksgiving Day liturgy was compiled by the rabbi of New York’s Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue. (1945, PDF) An American Yom Tov Dennis Prager, Forward. Modern branches of Judaism such as Humanistic Judaism may be nontheistic. [8] Today, the largest Jewish religious movements are Orthodox Judaism ( Haredi Judaism and Modern Orthodox Judaism ), Conservative Judaism and Reform Judaism.
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Chrismukkah: Everything You Need to Know to Celebrate the

Chrismukkah: Everything You Need to Know to Celebrate the

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Click on these links for more resources about respecting diversity in K-12 schools, on college campuses and in the community. Throughout the year, passages of the Torah are read aloud in the synagogue. Each week, participants will go home with a fresh challah for their own Shabbat table and a song in their heart. Monday nights Dates: Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28 Registration at http://www.chabadchayil.org/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/3384484/jewish/Adult-Hebrew-Course.htm Join AIPAC, Temple Beth Am and the rest of our partners from AIPAC Week in South Dade for a special program with Professor Stephen Berk, an expert on the Holocaust, Judaic studies, Russia, and the Middle East.
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Palphot Trabish Haggadah

Palphot Trabish Haggadah

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This event is reserved for young professionals between the ages of 22-40 years old. You should avoid scheduling events involving food during this holiday, and should avoid scheduling travel for Jews because it may be hard for them to find suitable food away from home. Reclining is a symbol of freedom and wealth. Such a call, for the resurrection of a charismatic leader, is antithetical to mainstream Judaism (and has been so throughout history as mainstream Jews denounced one false messiah after another) In terms of belief, the Hasidic movement hardly differs from the Orthodox movement except that it is consistently more stringent and more extremist.
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