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Keeping Count - The Omer, Remembering And Becoming One - By Marc

Today is Day 14 in our Counting Of The Omer. But what is it?
On the second night of Passover we begin the mitzvah of  830 more words

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Passover and the Easter Vigil

Illustration:  “The descent from cross,” by Marc Chagall, oil on canvas, 1968-76.

“When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.  390 more words

Jewish Festival Holidays

Counting the Omer..........

Last night began the season of “counting the Omer” and goes through May 30th this year.  It marks the beginning of the barley harvest when, in ancient times, Jews would bring the first sheaves to the Temple as a means of thanking God for the harvest.   3,298 more words

Stop hiding; let yourself go free - by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

The festival of Purim (coming up this Saturday) is a holiday of concealment. At Purim we read the Scroll of Esther, a delightfully bawdy Persian court soap opera which doesn’t appear, at first glance, to have much to do with spiritual life or with God. 846 more words

General Interest

The Trouble with Clogs

That I shouldn’t be left to my own devises – in any circumstances – goes without saying; but it is particularly true when it comes to holiday footwear. 1,630 more words


Whole Wheat Spinach n' Feta Muffins

Still warm and straight out of the oven, my 7 year-old grabbed one of these and said:
“Mom, this is like lunch and dinner in a muffin.” Bingo. 175 more words


Christine Hayes: Moses at Sinai - God's Partner or Adversary? (Shavuot 5776)

Professor Christine Hays (Yale University) delivered a lecture in the Shalom Hartman Institute 5776 Rabbinic Webinar Series on Shavuot and its commemoration of the giving of Torah. 19 more words