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What is Tu Bishvat Seder?

What is Tu Bishvat Seder?

0 / December 28, 2011 1:15 PM

During the diaspora, Tu Bishvat was being forgotten. In  the 16th century, Kabbalists [mystics] in tzfat gave the holiday new relavence by popularizing the Seder Tu Bishvat . The Tu Bishvat seder is loosely based on the Pesach seder. Similar [&hellip

what is Tu Bishvat?

what is Tu Bishvat?

0 / December 28, 2011 1:01 PM

The Torah teaches of four yearly beginnings: The first of Nisan is new year for the kings and festivals; Elul 1 starts the year for animal tithing but Rabbis Eliezer & Shimon say the first of Tishrei ; Tishrei is Rosh HaShanah [&hellip

When is Purim ? Purim Date 2016

When is Purim ? Purim Date 2016

0 / December 22, 2011 1:05 PM

This Year Purim is celebrated on March 24, 2016 According to the Megillah, the scroll which tells the incredible story about Purim, the Purim date is the fourteenth day of Adar, which usually comes out in the Gregorian calendar sometime [&hellip

About Purim Traditions

About Purim Traditions

0 / December 22, 2011 1:04 PM

In honor of this happy holiday, there are many traditions. According to the Talmud, it is mandatory to be happy and gay throughout the whole month of Adar, as it is a time to celebrate the redeeming of the Jewish [&hellip

What is Purim?

What is Purim?

0 / December 22, 2011 12:10 PM

This Jewish Holiday of Purim expresses our gratitude to the Almighty for saving the Jewish people from the conniving scheme to wipe them out. The story of the Jewish miracle takes place in Persia. Let us take you back over two [&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)

What is Hanukkah (chanukah)?

What is Hanukkah (chanukah)?

0 / September 20, 2011 2:53 PM

Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the freeing of the second temple in Jerusalem (2nd century BCE) from the control of Antiochus (the Greek ruler of that time) by the Maccabean (aka Makabim, Maqabim) uprising against the Greeks. Following [&hellip

When is Hanukkah (chanukah)?

When is Hanukkah (chanukah)?

0 / September 20, 2011 12:59 PM

Hanukkah date on the Hebrew calendar begins on 25th day of the month of Kislev (Hanukkah Eve is on the 24 of Kislev).

Following are the corresponding Hanukkah dates according to the civil Gregorian calendar for the upcoming years

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