Jewish Cooking Around the World: Gourmet and Holiday Recipes

Hanna Goodman

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Christian hegemony is a problem that those wearing Christian goggles cannot seem to see – and whenever anyone tries to address Christian hegemony, the persecution cries start coming out. Half of Jews (52%), including 60% of Jews by religion and 24% of Jews of no religion, say they know the Hebrew alphabet. For Jews, these are the biggest and most important holidays of the year. Most of these problems exist as a result of corporate money in our electoral system which has corrupted our government in America for over 30 years.

Purim and the Persian Empire

Yehuda Landy

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Though many different versions of Christian calendar exist, two main versions of this calendar used mostly in current times are Julian calendar and Gregorian calendar. Even though I already had my own system, I still am finding yours to be tremendously helpful. See Tisha B'Av.) "Five catastrophies befell our fathers on the 17th of Tammuz: the tablets (of the Covenant) were broken, the daily Temple sacrifices were suspended, the walls to the city were breached, Apostamus burned a Torah scroll, and an idol was erected in the Temple" (Ta'an. 26a).

Professional Digital Techniques for Photographing Bar and

Stan Turkel

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There is no charge for this evening as it is totally pot luck. Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. What will the Messianic Era be like, and when will it happen? On the historic side, Jesus and most of his disciples were Jewish, and their last supper is widely thought to have been a Passover seder. Fruit reaching the stage of development after Tu bi-Shevat belongs to the new year. We unequivocally condemn this onslaught of Palestinian terror and call on leaders from the United States, Canada and other countries to do the same." read more... "After months of acrimony, the leaders of Conservative and Masorti Judaism issued words of praise for Israeli Reuven Rivlin, following the pre-Tisha B’Av gathering he hosted at his official residence last night with the heads of Orthodox, Conservative/Masorti and Reform Judaism." read more...

Let's Get Ready For Hanukkah (Welcome Books: Celebrations)

Joanne Winne

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He was the chief of all prophets, both before and after Him. 8. Some use wicks soaked in oil, but wax candles are perfectly acceptable halakhically. Because of the significance of oil in the Chanukah miracle it is also customary to eat potato pancakes fried in oil [Latkes] and/or jelly filled donuts [Sufganiyot] during the holiday. Even those who do not go to synagogue and do not observe the holiday may be offended. Read more. "This November 13-17, the world’s largest gathering of Conservative Jewish thinkers and doers will converge upon the Chicagoland area to influence the future of Conservative Judaism at The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s (USCJ) convention, Shape the Center.

Patterns in Time--Rosh Hashanah

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Following the instruction of God, Moses stretches forth his staff over the waters, parting the Sea and allowing the people of Israel to escape on dry land. Kaplan's idea of God was unique in Judaism, for while all Jews believed that history was an important aspect of the Jewish religion, Kaplan viewed history as the unfolding of God in the world. People go to the beach or river bank with jars or buckets of water and splash each other.

Celebrations: Our Jewish Holidays

Melanie Hope Greenberg

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But the king did not know that Esther was a Jew, because Mordecai told her not to reveal her identity. As to background, Jewish exiles who had been living in the Babylonian captivity (6th Century BC) found themselves under Persian rule after Babylonia was in turn conquered by the Persian Empire. Join us as we celebrate and honor the diversity of our Beth David Family. This practice of celebrating an extra day was maintained as a custom even after we adopted a precise mathematical calendar, because it was the custom of our ancestors.

Time for My Soul: A Treasury of Jewish Stories for Our Holy

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Good fortune and blessings to dwell in your home, God grant you such blessings this year in your home. This festival begins ten days of repentance and self-examination ("Yamim Hanoraim" - the days of awe) during which God sits in judgment on each individual. That doesn’t work — school works by everyone being present at the same time — if a number of students take off the same day, that should be made a holiday. However, in spite of being a holiday, Jews are permitted to work if they want.

Connecting the Dates: Exploring the Meaning of Jewish Time

Steven Ettinger

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So, the Jews celebrate a variety of festive occasions that add joy and happiness to their life. But Conservative Judaism also tries to accommodate the modern world. This edition was supplemented by the Annotations of a Puritan scholar named Henry Ainsworth (1571–1622). This means no mixing of dairy and meat, no pork or pork products and no shellfish. The Journal for the Study of Judaism features an extensive book review section as well as a separate section reviewing articles.

Companion Guide to the Yom Kippur Prayer Service: Featuring

Moshe I. Sorscher

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Sephardic Jews (Jews of Spanish, Portuguese and North African descent) refer to this holiday as "the White Fast". If two consecutive years start 382 days apart (an illegal year length), delay the start of the second year by one day. Gematria is the name of a system of Jewish numerology, assigning a numerical value to letters. From birth of a baby boy which celebrates a special brit milah or more commonly referred to as a bris circumcision and a baby girl which too has festivities in giving her a name.

Family Preparations for the Jewish Holidays: Shavuot

Marcia Goldlist

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As a non-Catholic who did time at a Catholic school, I recall no consideration of days off for non-Christian religious holidays. Because our redemption was not only physical, but spiritual. The ban on drinking is especially tough in Israel where meteorologists have predicted the holiday this year will be the hottest in decades. God will reward those who observe His commandments, and punish those who violate them. Get ready to welcome in Shabbat with music, movement and more! Sukkot commemorates the life of the Israelites in the desert during their journey to the promised land of Cannan.