In Israel the holiday of Hoshana Rabbah and Simchat Torah was one day. When I came to the United States, I was somewhat confused…Outside of the land of Israel these two holidays are separated. These two holidays are commonly thought … Read More
“You shall hold the Feast of Huts…You shall rejoice in your festival… for seven days… for the Lord your God will bless you in all your income and all your handiwork, and you shall be fully joyful”. (Deuteronomy 16:13-17) With … Read More
I came across this as I was preparing myself for the high Holy Days. And I loved it. So, here it is for you! Discuss it with your loved ones around the dinner table this week, and we will see … Read More
In the Bible, book of Deuteronomy chapter 30:6 it is said וּמָל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֶת-לְבָבְךָ, וְאֶת-לְבַב זַרְעֶךָ: לְאַהֲבָה אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בְּכָל-לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל-נַפְשְׁךָ–לְמַעַן חַיֶּיךָ. “The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you … Read More
From Rabbi Josh Rose: Shalom At this time of year we look forward to Rosh HaShanah and all of the personal and communal renewal it promises. While surely the Jewish people have much to be thankful for, still we have … Read More
אין צדיק בארץ שאף פעם לא יחטא There is no righteous person that never sinned. The month of Elul has always been a super reflective month for me. As it’s anthem, “I am for my beloved and my beloved is … Read More
It is Rosh Chodesh Elul! Our last month of the Jewish year. After a summer filled with outings, sun, visiting with friends, we begin thinking about getting back into our routine. If you are a teacher, you begin to plan … Read More
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