Holy Days Articles

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The Purim celebration arose from one of our greatest trials.

Purim: Safe Danger or Dangerous Safety

Purim is a joyous occasion, but it has dramatic origins. The book of Esther tells us a story about the Jewish diaspora and Jewish life in…
Purim: Safe Danger or Dangerous Safety

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Tu B'shevat

Jan 26, 2023
Tu’B Shevat is the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat. Tu’B Shevat is when we celebrate the New Year for…

New Year of the Trees

Nov 28, 2022
Happy Tu BeShvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees. Tu BeShevat 2021 begins in the evening of Wednesday,…

Simchat Torah

Oct 11, 2022
Have you ever been to a simcha? A simcha is a celebration.

Sukkot the Forgotten Holy Day

Oct 09, 2022
Many non-Jews are familiar with Passover, Chanukah, and the High Holy Day days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom…

The Sukkah

Oct 05, 2022
The sukkah, a fragile hut built of branches and leaves, is the main feature of the Sukkot festival.


Oct 04, 2022
The third holy convocation of the High Holy Days is Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, or the…

Why White on Yom Kippur

Sep 29, 2022
People like to wear things that to show how special holidays are to them. The same is true regarding Biblical…

L'Shana Tova Tikatavu

Sep 17, 2022
May you be inscribed (in the Book of Life) for a good year. Those words are the translation of the Hebrew in…

Tisha B'Av

Aug 03, 2022
Tisha B’Av means the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av and is traditionally a day of fasting to remember…

Israel's Independence Day

Apr 28, 2022
Out of the tears of the Shoah God birthed the modern nation of Israel. On May 14, 1948 David Ben-Gurion…

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