Jewish calendar

A Message for the New Year 5773 from Harav ...

Sep 14, 20123 Comments

On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we traditionally eat foods whose names carry a positive symbolic connotation. Just as we taste foods as positive

Three Reasons to Honor your Parents

Aug 07, 2011No Comments

The name of this month, Av, means “father.” This is the month to connect to our parents (father and mother) and honor them. “Honor your

Seeing Inside

Jul 10, 2011No Comments

In Hebrew, the idiom “to see someone’s face” can mean either to appease him or to fight him. After winning the wrestling bout with Esau’s

Mouth to Mouth

Mar 25, 2011No Comments

Both Purim and Pesach commemorate the redemption of the Jewish People. Both begin with the letter pei (פ), which means “mouth.” Informing Miriam and Aaron

Cheshvan: the Sense of Smell

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The Biblical name of the month of Cheshvan is Bul, from “flood.” May we merit this month to a flood of the knowledge of God.

Short and Sweet

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

In Kabbalah, the left line is “short” at the bottom but “sweet” at the top – short and sweet. “Short,” 390 = 15 times 26.

Sukot and the Four Stages of Joy

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Sukot is “the time of our joy” – our joy in God and God’s joy in us. God loves all of His creation but He

Rosh Hashana 5771

Feb 23, 2011No Comments

Wishing you all a good and sweet year. This coming year, 5771, is a year of “conscious determination,” a year of mind over matter, a

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