Post Tagged with: "Jewish holidays"

What is a Kiddush Cup?

What is a Kiddush Cup?

0 / March 14, 2012 6:33 PM

The Kiddush cup is a special Jewish artifact, which has come to be a symbol of the Jewish Sabbath celebration. The Jewish Sabbath, known as Shabbat, is celebrated on a Saturday and for religious or traditional Jews, it is marked [&hellip

How to Blow the Shofar?

How to Blow the Shofar?

1 / July 28, 2011 3:22 PM

The shofar or ram’s horn has been used to call Jews together at least since the Exodus from Egypt (Yetziat Mizrayim). Young Man Blowing a Shofar Today it is played in the synagogue on weekdays after morning services (Shacharit) throughout [&hellip

Ana-Bekoach Prayer: A Voice from the Deep

Ana-Bekoach Prayer: A Voice from the Deep

1 / July 24, 2011 2:29 PM

The centuries-old Ana BeKoach prayer (also Ana BeCoach or Ana B’Koach) is believed to be composed in the 1st century CE by the great Kabbalist Rabbi Nehonia. The poem portrays the 72 names of G-d and consisted of seven lines. [&hellip

Shofar, So Good: Shofars for Sale

Shofar, So Good: Shofars for Sale

1 / July 19, 2011 1:46 PM

If there’s one sound sure to bring a shiver down your back, it’s the sound of a shofar ringing out.  These ancient instruments, made from a ram’s horn, are sounded in synagogue on the most important Jewish holy days of [&hellip

Shofar Sound: The Echoes of Jewish Traditions

Shofar Sound: The Echoes of Jewish Traditions

0 / July 7, 2011 6:26 PM

A shofar is a religious instrument that has been in Jewish custom for generations. The sounds of the shofar are traditionally heard in synagogues several times a year during High Holiday services. When do we hear the Sounds of the [&hellip

Order Mishloach Manot for Purim 2013

Order Mishloach Manot for Purim 2013

2 / February 28, 2011 6:09 PM

The Jewish  holiday of Purim is celebrated this year on Sunday March 24. Jews around the world will convene to read the Story of Esther in the court of King Achashverosh of Persia and how the Jews were saved from total [&hellip