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Tallit Prayer Shawl Blessing

Tallit Prayer Shawl Blessing

0 / February 4, 2014 12:54 PM

When a person uses the Tallit he says a blessing before donning it. The blessing is to thank God for blessing us with His commandments and commanded us to wear Tsitsit (fringes) on our garments. The Tallit (prayer shawl) is [&hellip

Kiddush Prayer

Kiddush Prayer

0 / March 14, 2012 7:02 PM

                                    Transliteration Vayehi erev vayehi Boker yom hashihi Vayachulu hashamaim vehaaretz vechol tzvaam vayachal elohim bayom hashihi melachto asher assa. Vayishbot bayom hashishi [&hellip

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

What is a Menorah?

What is a Menorah?

2 / September 25, 2011 11:27 AM

One of the best known and loveliest Jewish holidays is Hanukkah, which is also known as the festival of lights. But without a Hanukkah menorah, and lighting the Hanukkah candles, there would be no lights. So what exactly is a menorah, what is the meaning behind it and what are the traditions regarding lighting it

What is a Dreidel (dreidle)?

What is a Dreidel (dreidle)?

2 / September 22, 2011 3:03 PM

A dreidel is a four cornered spinning top used as a toy. The word Dreidel (aka dreidle) is originated in Yiddish (meaning “to “turn).

Although spin tops are an internationally known toy, the Jewish spin top – the Dreidel (also Sevivon in Hebrew) was adopted by Jews around the world as a Hanukkah toy with the Hebrew letter Nun, Gimel, Heh, Poh that stands for Nes Gadol Haya Poh (“a big miracle took place here”, in Hebrew)

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

What is a Shofar?

What is a Shofar?

0 / July 7, 2011 5:44 PM

What is a Shofar? As the use of the shofar dates back thousands of years ago, the shofar has become a prominent symbol in Jewish heritage. The shofar as a rule is made of a ram’s horn taken from a [&hellip