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The Sukkot Hoshanot Service
September 18, 2013 – 12:08 am
The Sukkot Hoshanot Service

Walk into a traditional synagogue in the middle of morning services during the week of Sukkot and you might have to take precaution not to be trampled upon by the circle of attendees walking around the bimah (central table where the Torah is …

Vanity of Vanities
September 18, 2013 – 12:03 am
Vanity of Vanities

Most people are unknowingly familiar with the third chapter of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) because of the 1962 hit song by The Byrds:”To everything – turn, turn, turn/There is a season – turn, turn, turn/And a time for every purpose under heaven.”…

Are You JDate’s Next Top Proposal?
September 17, 2013 – 2:21 pm
Are You JDate’s Next Top Proposal?

Over the past few years, we have seen hundreds of couples share videos of their engagements for the world to see. We laugh, we cry, and we love to share that special moment with the happy couple.

Room For Creativity
September 17, 2013 – 12:09 am
Room For Creativity

A few years back, The Atlantic Magazine featured a story about a project that came to be known as “Sukkah City” held in New York. Sukkah City challenged architects to create unique sukkot with only one guideline: halacha, Jewish law.A basic sukkah …

Singing Praises
September 17, 2013 – 12:02 am
Singing Praises

“…The prophets of the Jewish people ordained that the Hallel be recited on special occasions and celebrations [like Yom Tov], and at times of national deliverance from peril, in gratitude for their redemption” (Pesachim 117a).The prayer of H…

An Open Letter To Renee Zellweger
September 16, 2013 – 11:47 am | One Comment
An Open Letter To Renee Zellweger

Sometimes it takes someone outside of your circle of friends and family to have the perspective of seeing your life and problems as they truly are… and offering some insight into resolving them. I believe I am that person for you. I see so clearly where you have gone astray romantically, and exactly what you need to get back on track. Renee, here it is in a nutshell: you need a Jewish man.

The Four Species
September 16, 2013 – 12:05 am
The Four Species

The waving of the four species is one of the most beautiful and symbolic mitzvot of the year.Indeed, there is a special commandment (Leviticus 23:40) that one make a specific effort to enhance and beautify this mitzvah.The mitzvah of taking the four sp…

The Perfect Species
September 16, 2013 – 12:02 am
The Perfect Species

At this time of the year, Jews around the globe head out in search of the perfect lulav and etrog (Lulav refers to the grouping of lulav, hadassim and aravot, which, together with the etrog are referred to a…

But Wait, There’s More
September 15, 2013 – 12:05 am
But Wait, There’s More

Now that the Jewish people have repented on Yom Kippur and, hopefully, received Divine forgiveness, it is time to sit back and relax…Just kidding!

Build Your Own Sukkah
September 15, 2013 – 12:02 am
Build Your Own Sukkah

Webster’s Dictionary defines a tabernacle as a temporary dwelling, which is why the Jewish holiday of Sukkot is known as the Feast of the Tabernacles.

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