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Hanukkah Fun Trivia: For The Family

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This means that night hours may be longer or shorter than day hours, depending on the season. Accordingly, Accordingly, we are placing this message link here, lest we forget. There are many other Jewish holidays, but most American Jews do not celebrate these holidays as strictly or as regularly as the holidays above, and most do not expect gentiles to be aware of them. The menorah stayed lit for 8 days with only 1 day’s supply of oil.

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Jewish Holiday Feasts (The Artful Kitchen Collection)

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Five Learning Activities for Kindergarten. But Earth Day is also a time to mark our personal connections to the world’s many environmental challenges. On the 33rd day [Lag B’Omer], Jews commemorate the ending of an epidemic that befell students of the great scholar Rabbi Akiva and the anniversary of the great sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. Generally, Jews don't get haircuts during this seven-week period, or married or have parties. 33rd is a day of respite for obscure reasons.

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Building Jewish Life: Rosh Ha-Shanah Mahzor

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Traditionally, Buddha's Birthday is known as Vesak or Visakah Puja (Buddha's Birthday Celebrations). Learn about its history, social and religious significance, how to make a Rakhi wrist band and exchange gifts and greetings on Raksha Bandhan. Not just a conference, but a launching pad for positive change, Shape the Center is an opportunity to engage, inspire and transform Conservative Judaism and kehillot (sacred communities) throughout North America." read more...

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A Time for Every Purpose

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Buying Matzah: During Passover, and especially during the seder, only matzah made of flour and water prepared and baked in less than eighteen minutes is permissible. In particular, you must remember that a Jewish holiday begins on the evening previous to the day indicated on a Jewish calendar (unless that happens to be a Sabbath, in which case the date is moved earlier). Unlike most holidays, the minor fast days start from sunrise, not sunset of the previous day (this incidentally makes their rules more or less identical to the fast in Islam ).

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A Year of Jewish Festivals (Festival Time!)

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Bake your honey cake with fair trade certified honey, sugar, coffee, and vanilla Decorate your sukkah with fair trade banners, textiles, and rugs Host a Tu B’shvat Seder focusing on the environmental benefits of fair trade; Use this Fair Trade Seder created by the Reconstructionist Synagogue of North Shore, Use fair trade certified dried dates, almonds, and walnuts at your Tu B’shvat Seder Bake your hamentashen with fair trade certified sugar, vanilla, etc. God will reward those who observe His commandments, and punish those who violate them.

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The Kabbalah Deck

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The Talmud was a compilation of both the Mishnah and the Gemara, rabbinic commentaries redacted over the next three centuries. A Yemenite Jew at morning prayers, wearing a kippah skullcap, prayer shawl and tefillin Traditionally, Jews recite prayers three times daily, Shacharit, Mincha, and Ma'ariv with a fourth prayer, Mussaf added on Shabbat and holidays. The voices of our Cantors and Temple Singers lead our prayers in celebration of Shabbat.

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We Tell It to Our Children: The Story of Passover

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Government employees and the person has NEVER KNOWN and placed in bold reduce RD. I don’t know what it is, peer pressure, a very high standard, but often I see that women in the community often hide the fact that they feel stressed and overwhelmed. And then state the day's count: Today is the first day of the omer. Brit milah – Welcoming male babies into the covenant through the rite of circumcision on their eighth day of life. And once I got the information from the women I knew had it all together, I knew I had to get that information out to many more people than just myself.

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The Little Book of Jewish Celebrations

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These annual occasions were instituted to keep God's people, in all ages, aware of the key aspects of the mission and work of the true Messiah." Certain types of seafood, such as shellfish, crustaceans, and eels, are therefore considered non-kosher. Congregant 1: When is Chanukkah this year? - Overheard at Congregation Children of Israel, Athens Georgia Jewish holidays actually occur on the same day every year: the same day on the Jewish calendar! In many ways, halakha (Jewish law) gives Shabbat the status of being the most important holy day in the Jewish calendar.

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Pentecost and Sinai: The Festival of Weeks as a Celebration

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Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron, Ohio. C. de Vos, University of Muenster, Germany. Kosher foods are easily obtained through various retail outlets and kosher purveyors. Each night, one more light is lit (so one plus shamash on the first day, two plus shamash on the second day, up to 8 + 1 on the last day). Passover in springtime, Sukkot in the fall, etc.), an extra month (Adar II) is added every two or three years to offset the 11 day lag per solar year.

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Pitzel Purim

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For a longer discussion of comparisons between the Pew Research Survey of U. It provides biblical scholars, students of rabbinic literature, classicists and historians with essential information. During the days of awe, the traditional greeting used by most observant Jews is gmar chatima tova - may you finish with a good seal.. [September] Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement climaxes the ten days of repentance. For liberal Jews covering the head is not mandatory.

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