When history books discuss immigration to the land of Israel at the beginning of the twentieth century, the waves of immigrants to which they refer were, for the most part, Ashkenazim (Jews of central/eastern European ancestry). The truth is that there were Jews already living in the Promised Land, and they, for the most part, were Sephardim (of Spanish-Portuguese and Near-Eastern ancestry).
According to Jewish tradition, this Monday, Rosh Hashana, the world will be 5773 years old. This claim easily stirs up sharp debate. How, it is often asked, can one say that the world is only 5773 years old when carbon dating records certain fossils as being millions of years old? Science and religion often seem in conflict with one another, but only at first glance.
It all began with Gail developing the chutzpah to send Steve a message on JDate with the subject line “A Yellow to a Yellow.” Both Gail and Steve had been classified as “yellow” personalities by the Color Code Personality Test each took at the start of their JDate experience.
n Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashana has several names that can help us understand the importance and power of this holiday.
In addition to the unique prayer services of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the High Holidays are known for one other service: selichot. A collection of religious poems and verses, selichot are penitential prayers that help one focus on the mood of the season.
Can you please explain to me why men who establish a nice connection with a woman online and ask her out routinely end up canceling the date at the last minute (and don’t reschedule) or fail to call as promised to complete making the date “arrangements” or outright stand the woman up on a fully planned date? This happens on this site as well as other dating sites. I am completely baffled, particularly with the consistency with which it happens. Can you shed some light?
Well sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…Alas, this ship’s tale is no three-hour tour, but the story of the birth of Jewish life in North America.
On Rosh Hashana we declare: “Repentance, prayer and charity remove the evil of the decree!” In Hebrew, these constitute the 3 Ts: Teshuva, Tefila and Tzedaka.
Aries, transiting Venus (love and money) moved out of Cancer and into Leo (a fellow fire sign) and lucky for you it’s in your solar 5th house of fun and romance! This is way more comfortable for you then when it was in watery and emotional Cancer. Phew! Aries, I know you don’t mind getting emotional but as long as it’s short and to the point, right? Here’s the shpiel, September is not just about back to school for you, it’s about getting back to everything 5th house related. In short – have FUN! This is a perfect time to bump up your JDating®, play, laugh, and express yourself however you want to! Ummm, within reason of course…there are other people in the room too you know…
An ancient Jewish proverb declares: “Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.”