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‘Listen to the Lights’: Chabad to Bring Chanukah Joy and Meaning to Millions

By Mendel Super(Chabad.org) Kim Barlow lives in Malanda, Queensland, a town of 1,985 people in remote northern Australia. Born to a Jewish mother...

An Outpouring of Holy Joy to Infuse Synagogues Worldwide on Simchat Torah

By y Aharon Loschak As the conclusion of the High Holiday season in the month of Tishrei approaches this week, Jewish communities around the world are eagerly looking...

15 Simchat Torah Facts Every Jew Should Know

1. Simchat Torah Comes After Sukkot The sukkah at the East River Esplanade at East 84th Street (Photo: Howard Blas) Shemini Atzeret (“The Eighth Gathering”) comes after 7 days of Sukkot....

13 Facts About Sukkot Every Jew Should Know

By Menachem Posner(Chabbad.org) 1. Sukkot Starts on a Full Moon The Jewish Holiday of Sukkot begins at nightfall before the 15th of the Jewish (lunar) month of Tishrei, when the moon is...

Chol HaMoed Attractions – 2021

Chol HaMoed at The Stadium – Maimonides Stadium in Coney Island – Sunday, September 26th – 1:30 – 4:30 pm – Miami Boys...

Thousands to Join Online Pre-Yom Kippur Broadcast TONIGHT 8:30 EST

By Menachem Posner (Chabbad.org) As millions of Jews make plans to attend services this year, vaccinated and socially distanced, millions of others will remain at...

Yom Kippur and Zionism: The Untold Story

By Moshe Phillips A better understanding of the central, unifying themes of each of the Jewish holidays and their unique, separate liturgies can be like throwing...

As Gulf opens to Jewish life, Muslims spark interest in learning about High Holidays

By Josh Hasten, JNS.org With Jews around the world set to begin the High Holiday season, the small Jewish communities in six Gulf states, including...

9 Tips for an Amazing Rosh Hashanah at Home

By Menachem Posner(Chabad.org)When the novel coronavirus swept across the globe in the weeks before Passover 2020, there was a frenzied panic as we prepared to celebrate the holiday alone,...

How Is Rosh Hashanah Celebrated?

Rosh Hashanah is a Jewish holiday marking the first and second days of the Jewish year. (In 2021, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Monday, September 6, and continues...

New Moon, New Year, New World

A meditation on the meaning of Rosh Hashanah By Eli Rubin Sound the shofar on the New Moon, in concealment for the day of our festival.1 This is a verse...

Why Do We Dip the Apple Into Honey on Rosh Hashanah?

By Yehuda Shurpin(Chabad.org) One of the classic symbols of Rosh Hashanah is the apple dipped in honey. On the night of Rosh Hashanah, after we have made kiddush, washed,...

Preparing For a Second Covid Rosh Hashanah Around the World

By Tzemach Feller(Chabad.org) As the 2021 High Holidays approach and the delta variant of the coronavirus creates a new time of uncertainty, one sure constant will be the...

10 Rosh Hashanah Customs From Around the World

By Menachem Posner You are probably familiar with the widespread (Ashkenazi) Rosh Hashanah customs of eating round raisin challah and apples dipped in honey, pomegranate, the head of a fish, sweet...

What Is Tisha B’Av?

(Chabad.org) Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of the month of Av (July 17-18, 2021), is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, on which we fast, deprive...

On Tisha B’Av, mourning incomparable loss, working on increased unity

DEBORAH FINEBLUM(JNS) Why is Tisha B’Av the saddest day of the Jewish year? Eerily, not only were both of the holy temples in Jerusalem destroyed on...

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