Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

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Moses received the Torah from Sinai and gave it over to Joshua. Even though the Chagim are over I found this ebook very helpful. One of the big three holidays in the calendar and originally one of the three times when Jews are obliged to go to the Temple in Jerusalem (besides Passover and Shavuot). Our preschool is an award-winning preschool, and our fitness center has been voted one of Best of OC for six years in a row. Noone has the right to force their ideas about religion, whether affirming or denying, onto anyone else.

Miracle Lights

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Rabbi Jordan Helfman who plays an integral role in the YEC and Debbie Spiegel, Director of Education will provide an update on this year’s programs and Lisa Isen-Baumal will outline the range of youth activities available. The are a number of days throughout the calendar that are linked with the destruction of the temples, as well as other disasters that marked the saga of Judaism. The Christian view also seem to present the Day of First Fruit (First day of omer), that was held according the Law in the morrow after Saturday during the feast of unleavened bread, as Resurrection Sunday (also known as Easter).

Kiddush. For Rosh Hashanah. For cantor (tenor or baritone)

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Matzo (a cracker-like flatbread made of plain white flour and water) is eaten instead of bread. Today, Israel has more than survived – it is thriving in so many ways. The great sages recognized how difficult it is for people to recall all of their actions over the past year, so they created a formula to help people understand the consequences of some of their actions. Each portion has a Hebrew name (usually the first word of the section). Also known as Yom Hadin, Yom Hazikaron (Day of Remembrance) and Yom Teruah (Day of the sounding of the shofar).

Escape Velocity, A Post-Apocalyptic Passover Haggadah

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All the scrolls of Torah, followed by the children singing and dancing, are paraded seven times around the synagogues. [October] Hannukah - Hannukah celebrates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabees in 164 BCE won it back from the Syrian Greeks. First, there was the religious immigrant; then there was the rejecting second generation; then there was the confused third generation in conflict between what he or she remembered from his or her grandparents and from what his or her parents omitted from their lives.

Ashkenazi Haggadah: A Hebrew Manuscript of the Mid-15th

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When a child is born his father has to bless him at a ceremony. Here’s how the calendar recommended by Starr would look: The holidays of the Jewish month of Tishrei (see our explanation of the jewish calendar year ) are: Rosh Hashanah -- The Jewish New Year ( Leviticus 23:23-24). What if your apartment is in Tel Aviv but you work in Jerusalem (it's only an hour's drive)? The term "traditional" (masorti) is most common as a self-description among Israeli families of "eastern" origin (i.e., the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa).

Passover, The Play!: An easy family oriented script for

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With so many holy days and more than 20 major Hindu festivals, the calendar should be liberally sprinkled with them. A First Fruit Celebration Still To Come: Just as there was an outpouring of the Holy Spirit so that Jewish people heard and accepted Jesus in a supernatural way on Pentecost, so an even greater outpouring is predicted by the prophet Zechariah: And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced.

The 2017 Bible Journeys Calendar: With Jewish Celebrations

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It is associated with the grain harvest in the Torah. The prayer of Avinu Malkeinu, which is recited on Rosh Hashana* includes 44 lines, the most famous of which is the statement: "Our Father, Our King, be gracious with us and answer us, even though we have no worthy deeds, act with us in righteousness and goodness and save us." During this holiday, Jews construct and reside in sukkot, small and large. I guess I’m just very open and sometimes not as private as I should be, but I wasn’t afraid to ask other women just what they were doing that made their Yom Tov cooking, shopping, baking, and organizing seem so easy.

All These Vows_Kol Nidre (Prayers of Awe)

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As a result, some years we celebrate Chanukah around Thanksgiving time and other years closer to New Years Day, and the high holidays are upon us at times in early to mid September and other years Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot/Simchat Torah are celebrated in October. Orthodoxy is often divided into Modern Orthodox Judaism and Haredi Judaism. King Ahasuerus loved Esther more than his other women and made Esther queen, but the king did not know that Esther was a Jew, because Mordecai told her not to reveal her identity.

My Jewish Year

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Thus, Shabbat begins at sundown Friday night, and ends at nightfall Saturday night. FAST OF THE 17th OF TAMMUZ marks the day the walls of Jerusalem were breached before its eventual destruction. Feast of Lots – 14 Adar / March 5, 2015 Commemorates the rescue of the Jews by Queen Esther and her righteous uncle Mordechai from the evil Haman. And for those who think religious ideas are intimately associated with the political I would challenge you to give one serious example besides abortion or gay rights.

Rosh ha Shanah and Yom Kippur

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Participants walk to a flowing body of water and empty their pockets into the water symbolizing the casting off of their sins. To put this in perspective: imagine if you had to work during the day of Thanksgiving, then prepare for Thanksgiving dinner after getting home from work. The Torah, together with the Talmud (commentary on the Torah), give the Jewish people rules for everyday life. In practice, however, Reconstructionist Judaism adheres closely to its parent movement.