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Isaac's smile

Parshat Vayera

In a previous post Divine Birthers I, I explore the concept of miraculous birth and resurrection in Judaism.  It’s ironic that such a heavy discussion is raised by the birth and life of a guy named Isaac … יִצְחָק which literally means to laugh and in context, means to laugh at God. 835 more words

Judaism

the jewish cathedral

Shabbat Sukkot

There’s a story of two Hasidic rebbes sitting in a sukkah.  In answer to the question of “what’s your favorite mitzvah?”, one rebbe replied that the Sukkah was his favorite commandment, because when you sit in a sukkah, you are surrounded on all sides by the holiness of the commandment.  651 more words

Judaism

Talking to God On Yom Kippur

The high holidays are over and I can finally post something…its been weeks I know!, however with these important holidays they come once a year and in that year a Jew is suppose to offer his sins away, cast them away and seek forgiveness for the new year. 465 more words

AUTUMN MOEDIM & SPRING MOEDIM

by Beth Piepenburg

While the moedim, or appointed times, originally pointed back to the events of the Exodus, they served as foreshadows of events pertaining to the Messiah. 281 more words

Appointed Times

Happy New Year!

We’ve been busy….

Mom and I celebrated Rosh Hashannah by eating with friends and family in Pittsburgh… a lot. The first day of Rosh Hashannah we ate by our cousins, the Nadoffs. 633 more words