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Jewish Holidays

All About Hoshanos

September 20, 2018, by

What are Hoshanos? Why do we say them? Why is the schedule the way it is? What’s “Ani Vaho?” Find out all this and more with this colorful, downloadable PDF!

Yaakov’s Yerusha

October 4, 2017, by

 Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein             As we leave the Days of Awe with the close of Yom Kippur and begin our preparations for Sukkot, we are left to ponder the deeper significance of the holiday and the central command to dwell in sukkot for seven days. Is there a connection between Yom […]

Sukkot: Praying for Rain – Praying for the Fallen Sukkah

October 4, 2017, by

Why do we specifically pray for the rebuilding of the Beit HaMikdash on Sukkot (in bentching)? What does Eliyahu mean that there will only be rain “according to my word”? Why didn’t Eliyahu just make it rain, why did he gather all B’nei Yisrael on Har HaCarmel? What is the significance of the small cloud? […]

Liminality

October 2, 2017, by

lim·i·nal ˈlimənl/ adjective technical adjective: liminal 1. of or relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. 2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. limen |ˈlīmən| noun (plural limens or limina |ˈlimənə| ) Psychology a threshold below which a stimulus is not perceived or is not […]