Jewish Holidays

Discipline: For the Sin We Committed through Food & Drink

August 23, 2012, by

“For the sin we committed before You by eating and drinking.” In the “Al Het” sin list we read multiple times over Yom Kippur, the appearance of a confession about eating and drinking seems odd; it feels prosaic and trivial next to unwarranted hatred or speaking ill of others. It takes physical strength to fast; […]

Tzom Gedaliah

June 22, 2006, by

Tzom Gedaliah commemorates the assassination of Gedaliah Ben Achikam, the Governor of Israel during the days of Nebuchadnezzar…