Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Jewish Holidays

Zecher LeMachatzis HaShekel

Zecher LeMachatzis HaShekel Yesterday, on Taanis Esther, we fulfilled the custom of giving Zecher LeMachatzis HaShekel. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Zecher LeMachtzis HaShekel: A Special Half Dollar When I was standing on the bima taking care of my own matters, a friend of mine came up to…

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Purim 5770

Purim 5770 Purim 5770 falls on Saturday night and Sunday Feb. 27-28 for most places, and Sunday night and Monday, Feb 28 and March 1 for walled cities like Jerusalem. Purim is not amongst the major Jewish Holidays, it is not a full fledged chag, however it is a major minor-holiday. Purim 5770: Mitzvah Some…

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Tu B’Shvat

Tu B’Shvat A few days ago was Tu B’Shvat, which chazal call Rosh Hashana La’ilan, the new year for trees, or “the tree”. It marks the dividing line between one year and the other regarding Trumos and Mayseros, and the like. There is a popular song that we sing on Tu Be’Shvat, Ilan Ilan, whose…

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Chanuka

Chanuka I wish to present one small tidbit about these days of Chanuka, some spell it Chanukah, or Hanuka. The Gemora on Chanuka The gemora on Chanuka in Meseches Shabbos reads, “Mitvas Chanuka Nair Eish U’Baiso …”. The basic Mitzva of lighting Chanuka lights is to light one candle each night, and that candle covers…

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Shabbos HaGadol

Table Of Contents of my Passover Articles The Haftorah For Shabbos HaGadol, Serving G-d and Not Serving Yourself Why We Need The Symbols Of Slavery Also on the Table The Second Half Of Maggid Starting With “Metchila Ovday…” The Seder Night As the Vehicle of Passing Over the Tradition to the Children and Grandchildren A…

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You Shall Tell Your Son on Pesach

Table Of Contents of my Passover Articles The Haftorah For Shabbos HaGadol, Serving G-d and Not Serving Yourself Why We Need The Symbols Of Slavery Also on the Table The Second Half Of Maggid Starting With “Metchila Ovday…” The Seder Night As the Vehicle of Passing Over the Tradition to the Children and Grandchildren A…

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The Shavuos Kiddush Cup

The Shavuos Kiddush Cup As I wrote in my post about the Shabbos Kiddush Cup, I have a personal friend that I know for many years, who is an artist who creates gorgeous Judaica art pieces from silver, gold, and precious stones. Here I present to you his Kiddush Cup for Shavuos. Take a look…

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Chanuka Menora

Chanuka Menora I have a personal friend that I have know for years who creates beautiful Judaica art. I have written previously about his Kiddush Cup. In this post I wish to show you his Chanuka Menora, also known as a Chanukia. Everything that you see is personally hand made by the artist from gold,…

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Tachnun

Tachnun I wanted to tell you what happened today in shul as a continuation of  this post here which is also about Tachnun. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Google is sending people to this article, but it is a mistake. Click Here for my article on Jewish Beliefs. A Chosson In Shul Today is Friday, yud…

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The Jewish Holiday of Shavuos

The Jewish Holiday of Shavuos This is an edited copy of an article that I wrote last year in a different blog before the Jewish holiday Shavuos. The Jewish Holiday Shavuos The next holiday coming up in the Jewish calendar is Shavuos, which falls on May 29 this year, (and the evening before). Shavuos mainly…

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Jewish Holidays: Nine Rough Days

  I wrote this article last year as part of a series about the Jewish holidays, during the Nine Days. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. I Thought That He Loved Me My father really let me have it. It was many years ago that my father gave me…

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