Why Break a Glass at a Jewish Wedding?

Rabbi Aron Moss The destruction of the Holy Temple has extreme personal relevance. It happened to you. It is true that shattering the glass primarily commemorates the fall of Jerusalem; however, it is also a reminder of another cataclysmic shattering—that of your very own temple, your soul.Before you were born, you and your soulmate were Read More

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IDF celebrates Purim

On these days of happiness for Jewish people regarding the Feast of Purim, the Israeli Defense Force made a video singing this traditional feast. Click below to watch the video:

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Hanukkah: the feast of the lights

The Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks) under Antiochus Epiphanes (2nd century BCE), at the instigation of Hellenizing Jews, had forbidden various Torah-practices such as Sabbath-observance and circumcision, rededicated the Jewish Temple to a Greek idol, and pressed the Jews to offer up sacrifices to the idol. One of the leading elder Jewish sages called upon the people to Read More

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Film shows a Jewish couple preparing to Sukkot

Today the Jewish people is celebrating the last day of Sukkot (which lasts one week). In order to understand better the reality of this feast, following is the link of the film Ushpizin which tells about the history of Moshe and Mali Bellanga, an impoverished, childless, Hasidic baal teshuva (“returnees to Judaism”) couple in the Breslov Read More

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Why do jews dip an apple in honey on Rosh Hashanah?

by Rabbi Baruch S. Davidson One of the primary reasons why we use an apple is because of its sweetness. Coupled with the added sweetness of the honey, it is symbolic of the ultra-sweet year we hope G‑d will grant us. I suppose, however, that you are asking why the apple was specifically chosen from Read More

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Why is this month so important for Jewish people?

The month of Elul, the last month in the Jewish calendar, leads up to the High Holidays of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. As a result, it’s a month chock full of holiness and heightened activities that prepare for Jews for judgment. MeaningElul, like the other names of the months in the Jewish calendar, was Read More

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