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Holiday Greetings
Holiday Greetings

The standard pre-Rosh Hashana greeting of…

The Light of the First Day
The Light of the First Day

When most people think of natural light, they think of the sun. Strangely enough…

Selichot
Selichot

In addition to the unique prayer services of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the High Holidays are known for…

The Three Ts
The Three Ts

On Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur we declare…

Five Names of Rosh Hashana
Five Names of Rosh Hashana

In Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashana has several names that can help us understand the importance and power…

Article VI
Article VI

Even into the 19th century, a person seeking public office in a Christian country often needed to swear on a Bible…

Returning
Returning

One of the dominant themes of the High Holiday season is…

Yente the Yiddish Writer
Yente the Yiddish Writer

Yiddish literature entered its modern era in the 1860s, when Jewish writers began using…

Property Lines
Property Lines

Whether intentional or not, construction laws are also an extension of the Torah’s prohibition not to…

The First Moshav
The First Moshav

Have you ever been to a kibbutz?  If you have toured Israel, or thought of touring Israel, then you know…

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